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    What's the difference between plasmodesmata and pits?

    If you're confused about the word 'pits', remember that this is a botany-related question.

    here are the definitions i got from someone's revision notes.

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    Plasmodesmata
    Channels in the cell walls linking cells together that allows transport of substances between cells

    Pits
    Thin regions of the cell wall that allows transport of substances between cells.

    Is there a clear difference between them?

    Thanks to anyone who answers back.
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    (Original post by kironkabir)
    What's the difference between plasmodesmata and pits?

    If you're confused about the word 'pits', remember that this is a botany-related question.

    here are the definitions i got from someone's revision notes.

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    Plasmodesmata
    Channels in the cell walls linking cells together that allows transport of substances between cells

    Pits
    Thin regions of the cell wall that allows transport of substances between cells.

    Is there a clear difference between them?

    Thanks to anyone who answers back.
    Pits are found in the xylem.. the xylem has a lignified wall... however, there are regions on the cell wall that has no lignins....these regions are known as pits and water pass through pits to neighboring cells/tissues...

    Plasmodesmata on the other hand can be thought of as pores/holes, watever on cell walls that allows materials to pass through across cells..a good example is vessel elements and companion cells....both cells exchange materials through the plasmodesmata....( I assume you are familiar with plant anatomy.).

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    (Original post by int_applicant)
    Pits are found in the xylem.. the xylem has a lignified wall... however, there are regions on the cell wall that has no lignins....these regions are known as pits and water pass through pits to neighboring cells/tissues...

    Plasmodesmata on the other hand can be thought of as pores/holes, watever on cell walls that allows materials to pass through across cells..a good example is vessel elements and companion cells....both cells exchange materials through the plasmodesmata....( I assume you are familiar with plant anatomy.).

    Goodlucck
    I appreciate your answer. Thanks

 
 
 
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