Which simple tissue is used for making ropes and why?

Asked by shrey17 | 7th May, 2009, 08:33: AM

Expert Answer:

Sclerenchyma is used for making ropes. This is because sclerenchyma is a tissue which gives mechanical strength and rigidity and can withstand various strains without breaking.

(The mechanical strength of sclerenchyma comes from the deposition of lignin on their cell walls. Lignin provides flexibility and great tensile strength and compressional strength. Due to this, it does not break easily on stretching nor does it buckle easily.)

Answered by  | 11th May, 2009, 08:28: AM

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