Connective Tissue1 Diagram
Dense Connective Tissue: It is of two types; dense regular connective tissue and dense irregular connective tissue. In the dense regular connective tissue, the collagen fibres are present in rows between many parallel bundles of fibres. It is also of two types: white fibrous connective tissue and yellow elastic connective tissue.
Specialised Connective Tissues. Type # 1. Loose Connective Tissue: This tissue is most widely distributed connective tissue in the animal body. It is named so because it takes the form of fine threads crossing each other in every direction leaving small spaces called areolae.
It consists of mainly white (collagen) fibres which are arranged in bundles. The fibroblasts are present in rows between the bundles. (i) White Fibrous Cords (Tendons): The white fibrous connective tissue forms cords called tendons which connect the skeletal muscles with the bones. White fibrous connective tissue also forms flat plates or sheets.