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Meristematic tissues are formed of small immature cells that are round, polygonal or isodiametric in shape and possess thin elastic and cellulosic membrane. These cells have a great ability to divide and grow and are arranged closely without intercellular spaces. Meristematic tissues generally lack vacuole and store less food due to actively dividing cells. However, meristematic cells show high rate of respiration to meet the energy needs.

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