Term Information

Accession
PO:0000077
Name
sclerenchyma cell
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
célula esclerenquimática (Spanish, exact), 厚膜組織 細胞 (Japanese, exact)
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A ground tissue cell (PO:0025030) with a lignified secondary cell wall. Source: ISBN:0471245208
Comment
May be dead at maturity. The secondary cell wall of a sclerenchyma cell is often thicker than other cell types in the same plant structure, but it is not always easy to distinguish from tracheary elements (PO:0000290) or sclerified parenchyma cells (PO:0000074). Compare with collenchyma cells (PO:0000075) that are always alive at maturity, have irregularly thickened primary cell walls, and do not have lignified secondary cell walls. Collenchyma cells provides flexibility while sclerenchyma cells provide hardness. Sclerenchyma cells include plant fiber cells (PO:0025407) and sclerid cells (PO:0025418).
Subset
CL
TraitNet
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Parents of sclerenchyma cell (PO:0000077)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
sclerenchyma cell [is_a relation] is_a  ground tissue cell (PO:0025030)
Children of sclerenchyma cell (PO:0000077)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
sclerid cell (PO:0025418) [is_a relation] is_a  sclerenchyma cell
plant fiber cell (PO:0025407) [is_a relation] is_a  sclerenchyma cell
sclerenchyma (PO:0005427) [BFO:0000051 relation] BFO:0000051  sclerenchyma cell
None.