If you are provided with microscopic preparation of transverse section of a meristematic tissue and permanent tissue, how would you distinguish them?
|MERISTEMATIC TISSUES||PERMANENT TISSUES|
|1. Meristematic tissues have the capacity to divide.||1. Permanent tissues do not have the capacity to divide.|
|2. They have thin cellulose wall and do not have intercellular spaces.||2. They have thick cellulose wall and they do have closely packed or small intercellular spaces.|
|3. They contain dense cytoplasm with prominent nucleus.||3. They contain thin cytoplasm with normal nucleus.|
|4. They contain many small vacuoles in their cytoplasm.||4. They contain a single large vacuole in their cytoplasm.|