Parenchyma cells are unspecialized. Explain.

Parenchyma cells originate from the ground and protoderm meristems. These are living and unspecialized cells. They are known as unspecialized because these cells although are living differentiated cells and have lost the capacity to further divide, these cells regain the capacity of division under certain circumstances. 

Fully differentiated parenchyma cells give rise to interfascicular and cork cambium during secondary growth by the process of dedifferentiation.

Parenchyma forms the "filler" tissue in the soft parts of plants and is usually present in the cortex, pericycle, pith, and medullary rays in the primary stem and root. Thus, they are known for healing and repair mechanisms, and food storage.


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Updated on: 16-Jan-2023


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