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Contents: - periderm - phellem - cork cambium - phelloderm - cortex - phloem- phloem rays - sieve tube element - companion cells - cambial zone (cambium) - bark - xylem - growth ring - vessels - tyloses - parenchyma - axial parenchyma - multiserrate ray parenchyma - uniserrate ray parenchyma - fibers - symplast - apoplast - growth ring/ray compartment - wounding response - decay development

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Parenchyma cells

Parenchyma cells are living cells within the xylem that store starch. There are part of the symplast and are connected to the other living cells by plasmodesmada. Plasmodesmada function in keeping living cells connected.