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Assertion: Fig and wasp cannot complete their life cycle without each other
Reason: It is mutualistic relationship


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Both assertion and reason are true and reason is the correct explanation of assertion
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Both assertion and reason are true but reason is not the correct explanation of assertion
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C
Assertion is true but reason is false
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Both assertion and reason are false
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The correct option is A Both assertion and reason are true and reason is the correct explanation of assertion
The female wasp uses the fruit as an egg-laying site and the seeds within the fruit for nourishing its larvae. The wasp in return pollinates the fig while searching for suitable egg-laying sites. This kind of relationship in which both organisms are benefitted from each other is called a mutualistic relationship.

Biology

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