Biology: The Unity and Diversity of Life (14th Edition)

Published by Brooks/Cole Publishing Co.
ISBN 10: 1305073959
ISBN 13: 978-1-30507-395-1

Chapter 27 - Self-Quiz - Page 466: 2


parenchyma cells

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Specialized plant cells called parenchyma cells perform functions such as photosynthesis and storage of nutrients; these cells make up the ground tissue. Parenchyma cells have cell walls that are thin and flexible. In stems and roots, parenchyma stores water, starch, oils, and proteins; in soft stems and leaves, parenchyma tissues called mesophyll, which contain chloroplasts, carry out photosynthesis.
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