secondary tissue


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secondary tissue

n. Botany
Tissue produced by a lateral meristem, such as cork.
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The concentric layers of the secondary tissue were referred to as 'growth rings' (Cheadle, 1937), as they look like annual growth rings of woody conifers and dicotyledons to the naked eye (Lev-Yadun & Lipschitz, 1986).
More crystals accumulate in the secondary tissue than in the primary one (Lu & Chiang, 1976).
Parenchyma in secondary tissue is primarily confined to rays, groups of cells that radiate from the center of the tree and function in lateral transport of water and nutrients.
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Both secondary tissue types occupy a place near the narrow peripheral part of the resulting wedge-shaped tissue.
These activities widen the more peripheral part of each of the medullary vascular bundles with the secondary tissues to impart a wedge shape, the narrow end of which is occupied by primary xylem elements (Fig.
Despite several unique characteristics of palms, including the ability to sustain metabolically active cells in the absence of secondary tissues, seemingly indefinitely, unlike conventional trees, in which metabolically active cells are relatively short-lived, the authors do not conclude that the extended life span of palms is genetically determined.