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The girth of stem increases due to the activity of

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Lateral meristem
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Apical meristem
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Intercalary meristem
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Apical and Intercalary meristem
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Solution

The correct option is A Lateral meristem
  • The lateral meristem is present in the vascular bundles and in the region of the cork.
  • These meristematic regions have cells that have the capability to divide and form new cells for secondary growth.
  • The lateral meristematic tissues are responsible for an increase in the diameter or girth of the plant.
  • Thus, the correct answer is option A.

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