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Assertion :The mesomorph of drupe is edible in all cases Reason: Coconut is a fibrous drupe


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If both the assertion and the reason are true and the reason is a correct explanation of the assertion
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If both the assertion and reason are true but the reason is not a correct explanation of the assertion
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If the assertion is true but the reason is false
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If both the assertion and reason are false
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The correct option is A If both the assertion and the reason are true and the reason is a correct explanation of the assertion
The pericarp of drupe is differentiated into epicarp, mesomorph and endocarp. Endocarp is stony. Hence drupes are also called stone fruits. Coconut called fibrous drupe due to fibrous mesomorphp, ossesses edible endosperm. Among drupes, the mango has edible mesomorph, cherry, peach, plum and Zizyphus have edible epicarp and mesomorph.

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