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Tree biology

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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Compartment (a,b,c,d) is bound by rays and growth ring boundaries. Compartments C1, C2, and C3 are sub-compartments within the larger compartment. A tree is built of many compartments. These compartments help confine and retard the spread of decay. Parenchyma cells typically comprise compartment boundaries.