How are simple tissues different from complex tissue in plants?

Plant tissues are broadly classified into meristematic tissues and permanent tissues. Permanent tissues are the tissues which have lost the ability to divide. Permanent tissues, furthermore, can be divided into simple tissues and complex tissue.

Differences between simple tissues and complex tissues are as follows:

Simple tissues Complex tissues
They are composed of one type of cells only These tissues are composed of more than one type of cell
Cells of this tissue carry out the same function Cells of this tissue can carry out different functions
Example – Parenchyma, collenchyma, sclerenchyma Example – Phloem and xylem

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