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Assertion (A): Apoplast is a non-living system, while symplast is a living system.
Reason (R): Apoplast is a continuous system, while symplast is completely a discontinuous system.



Your Answer
A

Both A & B are true and R explains A

Your Answer
B

Both A & B are true and R doesn't explain A

Correct Answer
C

A is true and B is false

Your Answer
D

Both A & R are false


Solution

The correct option is D

A is true and B is false


Apoplast is non-living and involves cell walls and intercellular spaces. It is continuous throughout the plant except at casparian strips of endodermis. Symplast is living and involves cytoplasm and plasmodesmata through which neighbouring cells are connected.

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