Why xylem is called dead tissue?

Structure of Xylem

Xylem is called dead tissue or non-living tissue, because all the components present in this tissue are dead, except xylem parenchyma. The xylem tissues lack cell organelles, which are involved in storing and transporting more quantity of water with the plant cells.

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