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  • What is the equivalent connective tissue in plants?

Connective tissue in animals are mostly made up of collagen.

  • What about in plants?
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Connective tissue in animals are mostly made up of collagen

  • Tissue is not like a simple chemical mixture ; rather tissue means a group or assemblage of cells, obeying certain defining-characteristics.

  • Animal connective tissues contain collagen mostly in the extracellular matrix. There are also other cell-constituents like phospholipid(membranes), DNA, RNA, etc. Blood is a liquid connective tissue which do not contain collagen in its matrix (plasma)

What is the equivalent connective tissue in plants?

Now plants have a different mode of development than animals (plausibly due to evolution in separate route). So no part of a plant-body is homologous with a part of animal-body. It is impossible to bring a compare.


However; plants too; have their extracellular matrix; which is more popular as plant's cell wall (that contain cellulose, hemicellulose, etc.) as well there are intercellular spaces.


Still, if you forcefully want to bring a comparison; then the ground-tissue system of plant maybe called as a rough analogy with connective tissues in animals ( Similarly epidermal tissue of plant maybe a rough analogy with epithelial tissue of animals)

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