Difference between meristematic and permanent tissues.

Hi Shubhangi,

The difference between meristematic and permanent tissues are:

Meristematic tissue
Permanent tissue
1. The cells divide repeatedly.            
Cells do not divide and are derived from Meristematic tissue.
2. The cells are undifferentiated.
The cells are fully Differentiated.
3. The cells are small and isodiametric
The cells are variable in shape and size.
4. Intercellular spaces are generally absent.
Intercellular spaces are present
5. Vacuoles absent
Prominent vacuoles present.
6. Metabolism rate is high
Low Metabolism rate 
7. Cell walls are thin.
Cell walls may be thick or thin.


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Updated on: 26-Apr-2023


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