Classify and describe epithelial tissue based

Question:

Classify and describe epithelial tissue based on structural

modifications of cells.

Solution:

Epithelial cells are divided into two broad categories based on structural modification of the cells:

(A) Simple Epithelium and

(B) Compound (Stratified) Epithelium

Simple Epithelium: It is the epithelium tissue which has a single layer of the cell. It is further divided into three: Squamous cells, cuboidal cells and columnar epithelium.

Compound (stratified) Epithelium: It is the epithelium tissue which has two or more layers of cells lined together.

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