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The tissue which has dead cells in the functional state is:


A
Collenchyma
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B
Sclerenchyma
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C
Parenchyma
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D
Phloem
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Solution

The correct option is B Sclerenchyma
  • Sclerenchyma cells are dead cells and have a very thick cell wall due to the deposition of lignin. 
  • They are present in the form of fibres or sclereids (stone cells).
  • They are located in the leaf veins, hard coverings of the seeds and vascular bundle. 
  • Its main functions include- 1) providing rigidity and mechanical support to the plant body, 2) It also makes the plant stiff and hard.
  • So, the correct option is B.

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