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A collateral vascular bundle is one in which xylem and phloem strands are present on the same radius, with phloem towards?


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all around the xylem

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B

outer side of the xylem

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C

inner side of the xylem

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D

on both sides of the xylem

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Solution

The correct option is B

outer side of the xylem


The correct option is (b)

Explanation of the correct option:

Collateral vascular bundles:

  1. In the collateral vascular bundle, xylem and phloem are arranged side by side in the same radius.
  2. Usually, xylem is towards the inner side whereas phloem is towards the outer side.
  3. There are two types of the collateral vascular bundle, open and closed.

Final answer: A collateral vascular bundle is one in which xylem and phloem strands are present on the same radius, with phloem towards outer side of the xylem.


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