# (a) Differentiate between meristematic and permanent tissues in plants (b) Define the process of differentiation

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(a) Differentiate between meristematic and permanent tissues in plants

(b) Define the process of differentiation

(c) Name any two simple and two complex permanent tissues in plants.

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(b) The loss of ability to divide by taking up a permanent shape, size and function is called differentiation.

(c) Simple: Parenchyma/collenchyma/sclerenchyma Complex: Phloem/xylem