The tissue found in animals has comparatively different properties than the plant tissue.
Types of Animal Tissue :-
Animal tissues are divided into different categories.
➖Epithelial tissues are the covering and protective tissues in the animal body.
➖Epithelial tissue covers almost all organs and cavities within the body.
➖Epithelial tissue also forms a barrier to keep dissimilar body systems separate.
➖Epithelial tissue cells are closely packed (as shown in the image above) and create a continuous layer.
➖Connective tissues are made up of cells that are separated by non-living material and known as an extracellular matrix.
➖This matrix could be either liquid or rigid.
➖Connective tissues are further divided as −
* Fibrous connective tissue
* Skeletal connective tissue and
* Fluid connective tissue
➖Tendons are an example of fibrous connective tissue.
➖Bone is an example of a skeletal connective tissue.
➖Bone forms the framework and provides support to the body.
➖Blood is an example of fluid connective tissue.
➖Blood has a fluid (liquid) matrix known as plasma.
➖In plasma, the red blood cells (RBCs), white blood cells (WBCs), and platelets remain suspended.
➖Muscular tissue primarily consists of elongated cells, also known as muscle fibres.
➖The muscular tissue is accountable for the movements in our body.
➖The muscular tissue contains particular proteins known as contractile proteins, and this protein helps in contraction and relaxation and supports free movement.
➖The brain, spinal cord, and nerves comprise the nervous tissue.
➖Cells of the nervous tissue are highly particular and sensitive for being stimulated and transmitting the stimulus swiftly from one place to another within the body.
➖The cells of nervous tissue are known as nerve cells or neurons.