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Definition of Aerenchyma

Aerenchyma
Aerenchym A"["e]r*en`chym, Aerenchyma A`["e]r*en"chy*ma, n. [NL. a["e]renchyma. See A["e]ro-; Enchyma.] (Bot.) A secondary respiratory tissue or modified periderm, found in many aquatic plants and distinguished by the large intercellular spaces.

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- Aerenchyma is a spongy tissue that forms spaces or air channels in the leaves, stems and roots of some plants, which allows exchange of gases between the...
- compacted soil. Plant aerenchyma refers to the vessel-like transport tubes within the tissues of certain kinds of plants. Plants with aerenchyma possess porous...
- functions in the environment. The plants found in hydric soils often have aerenchyma, internal spaces in stems and rhizomes, that allow atmospheric oxygen...
- oxygen some fish even resort to air gulping. Plants often have to produce aerenchyma, while the shape and size of leaves may also be altered. Conversely, oxygen...
- submerged in water, or at the water's surface. The most common adaptation is aerenchyma, but floating leaves and finely dissected leaves are also common. Aquatic...
- wet mud with low oxygen levels. Many of these plants, therefore, have aerenchyma, channels within the stem that allow air to move from the leaves into...
- platelets of a polysaccharide called callose. They are of two types, aerenchyma and chlorenchyma.[citation needed] Other parenchyma cells within the phloem...
- with buttress roots at the base of the tree. The roots also contain wide aerenchyma to facilitate transport within the plants. Because the soil is perpetually...
- give support to them to float on water. Such a parenchyma type is called aerenchyma. Some of the parenchyma cells have metabolic waste and is known as idioblast...
- species of cattails are adapted to different water depths. Well-developed aerenchyma make the plants tolerant of submersion. Even the dead stalks are capable...
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