what are the differences between the collenchyma and sclerenchyma?

Asked by praju99 | 17th Aug, 2010, 08:58: PM

Expert Answer:

Collenchyma: cells are living. Wall thichening is uneven and of pectin and cellulose. Intercellular spaces are absent. Provides flexibility as well as strength.
Sclerenchyma: Cells are dead. Wall thickening is uniform and is of lignin. Provides mechanical strength and hardness.

Answered by  | 19th Aug, 2010, 09:42: AM

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