Apperance of vegetative propagules from hte nodes of plants such as sugarcane and ginger is mainly because
(a) Nodes are shorter than
(b) Nodes have meristematic cells
(c) Nodes are located near the soil
(d) Nodes have non-photosynthetic cells
Answer: (b) Nodes have meristematic cells
The appearance of vegetative propagules from the nodes of plants such as sugarcane and ginger is mainly because nodes have meristematic cells. Examples of vegetative propagules: (i) Leaf buds of bryophyllum, (ii) Eyes of potato, (iii) Bulbifof Agave, (iv) Offset of water hyacinth, (v) Rhizome of ginger. Nodes have meristematic cells.