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Two Plant Tissues in which Dead Cells are Useful

Name two plant tissues in which dead cells are useful. Describe the structure and function of each tissue, showing how the dead cells contribute. Why couldn't animals make use of dead cells in the same way?

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Two types of plant tissue which use dead cells are zylem and sclerenchyma. Zylem is formed from long hollow cells, open on both ends. The tubes, called trachids and ...

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Description of the function and structure of dead plant structures.