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Axillary buds get modified into


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A
thorns
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B
tendrils
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C
spines
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D
both a and b

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The correct option is D both a and b
The axillary or lateral buds get modified into thorns and tendrils in certain plants.

Thorn is seen in Bougainvillea and it provides protection from grazing animals.

                         Thorns

Tendrils are seen in cucumber, watermelon and grapes. They are spirally coiled structures that provide support and help in climbing.

Spines are modification of leaves seen in plants of arid regions or deserts such as Opuntia.

                             Spines
 

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