Match the followings and choose the correct option from below

Column A

Column B

A. Meristem

(i) Photosynthesis, storage

B. Parenchyma

(ii) Mechanical support

C. Collenchyma

(iii) Actively dividing cells

D. Sclerenchyma

(iv) Stomata

E. Epidermal tissue

(v) Sclereids

 

 

Answers (1)

A. Meristem: It includes group or cluster of cells which remain in a continuous state of division or retain their power of division.

B. Parenchyma: It performs the function of storage of reserve food materials, storage of water in succulents, Buoyancy and gaseous exchange in water plants.

C. Collenchyma: It is the main supporting tissue in young dicotyledonous stems. The tissue has the capacity to expand and gives tensile strength to the body.

D. Sclerenchyma: It consists of thick-walled dead cells. It is of two main types: Fibres and Sclereids. Sclereids are short and possess extremely thick lamellated lignified walls with long tubular simple pits.

E. Epidermal tissue:  The tissue originates from the outermost layer of the apical meristem. It has epidermis, cuticle and wax, Stomata, Trichomes. Singular of stomata is stoma. A typical stoma is microscopic and usually consists of two kidney-shaped guard cells surrounding a pore.

So, the correct answer is 'A-(iii), B-(i), C-(ii), D-(v), E-(iv)'.

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