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How does the cork act as a protective tissue?



Cork acts as a protective tissue as:

  • Cork cells are dead
  • Cells are compactly arranged
  • They do not have intercellular spaces
  • They have a chemical called suberin in their walls
  • Suberin makes sure that gases and water cannot pass through
  • Thus it protects the plants from mechanical injury and water loss by evaporation.


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