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Apical dominance means ______.

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suppression of growth of apical buds by the axillary buds
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suppression of growth of axillary buds by the presence of apical buds
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stimulation of a growth of apical buds by the removal of axillary buds
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inhibition of growth of axillary buds by the removal of axillary buds
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The correct option is B suppression of growth of axillary buds by the presence of apical buds
In most higher plants, the growing apical bud inhibits the growth of the lateral (axillary) buds, a phenomenon called apical dominance.

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