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Viral infection is usually absent in


A

phloem cells

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xylem cells

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pith cells

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D

apical meristem

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Solution

The correct option is D

apical meristem


Generally, plant shoot apical meristems are virus free. This is because the spread of virus in the plant tissue does not keep up(is slow) with the fast meristem growth if it is actively producing new leaves/flowers.

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