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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.

Meaning of Aerenchyma from wikipedia

- 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...
- common adaptation is the presence of lightweight internal ****ng cells, aerenchyma, but floating leaves and finely dissected leaves are also common. Aquatic...
- 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...
- contains chlorophyll and performs photosynthesis. In aquatic plants, aerenchyma tissues, or large air cavities, give support to float on water by making...
- or "frond" structure only a few cells thick, often with air pockets (aerenchyma) that allow it to float on or just under the water surface. Depending...
- 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...
- 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...
- often in beaver ponds. Since the flooded soils are deficient in oxygen, aerenchyma in the leaves and rhizome transport oxygen to the rhizome. Often there...
- renewed meristematic activity Other specialised functions such as aeration (aerenchyma) provides buoyancy and helps aquatic plants float. Chlorenchyma cells...
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