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Assertion :Tegeticula and Amorphophallus cannot complete their life cycle without each other. Reason: The moth deposits its egg in the locule of the ovary and the flowers which are in many feet height intum gets pollinated by the moth. The larvae come out of the egg as the seeds start developing.


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Both Assertion and Reason are correct and Reason is the correct explanation for Assertion
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Both Assertion and Reason are correct but Reason is not the correct explanation for Assertion
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C
Assertion is correct but Reason is incorrect
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D
Both Assertion and Reason are incorrect
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Solution

The correct option is D Both Assertion and Reason are incorrect
Tegeticula is commonly known as the yucca moth. The moth cannot complete the life cycle without the yucca plant. They share a mutually beneficial relationship. The female yucca moth acts as the pollinator of the yucca plant. The moth lay their eggs at the base of the flower where seeds are present. The seeds of the plant and the eggs of the moth develop together and when the eggs hatch, the larva feed upon the seeds. 
Amorphophallus is the plant which very giant and huge inflorescence. The flowers in the inflorescence are responsible for trapping the beetles. The beetles helps in pollination but destroy the plants be eating the pollen. Thus, the flowers trap and kill the beetles and helps the other plants. 
There is no relationship between the moth and the Amophophallus plant. 
Thus, the correct answer is option D. 

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