Connective Tissue2 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.
The elasticity, flexibility and strength of the connective tissues are due to fibres. The function and types of connective tissues depend on the nature of the intercellular substance present.
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.