Consider the following statements.
I. In a dicot root, the vascular bundles are collateral and endarch.
II. The innermost layer of cortex in a dicot root is endodermis.
Ill. In a dicot root, the phloem masses are separated from the xylem by parenchymatous cells that are known as the conjunctive tissue.
Choose the correct option.
In a dicot root, the vascular bundles are radial and exarch.
The innermost layer of cortex in roots is endodermis. It is made up of closely packed living cells characterised by presence of casparian strips.
In vascular bundle of dicot roots, xylem and phloem patches are separated from each other by intervening thin-walled parenchyma cells called conjunctive or complementary tissue.
Hence, I is incorrect, II and III are correct.