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Sclerides are the sclerenchyma cells with very thick secondary wall deposits and provide mechanical support. In which of the following plant organs one would expect to find abundant scelerides?

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Underground tuberous roots
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Leaves of floating hydrophyte
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Flower petals of mesophyte
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Petioles of xerophytic plant
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Solution

The correct option is A Underground tuberous roots
Answer :
i) Sclereids are found in various plant tissues such as the periderm, cortex, pith, xylem, phloem, leaves, and fruits.
ii) But Sclerides very thick secondary wall deposits and provide mechanical support,that is why sclereids are abundant in roots and stem.
So correct answer is option A.Underground tuberous roots.


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