what is bast cell?

Asked by vijaypjnv1036 | 1st Apr, 2020, 10:53: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Phloem Fibres also called bast fibres are an important component of the phloem tissue.
  • They are made of sclerenchymatous cells.
  • Phloem fibres are absent in the primary phloem but present in the secondary phloem.
  • Fibres are elongated, unbranded and bear pointed apices.
  • The cells walls are thick.
  • They lose their protoplasm at maturity and become dead.
  • The fibres of jute, hemp and flax are of commercial use.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 2nd Apr, 2020, 11:34: AM

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