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Which of the following are functions of the root cap? 
  1. Protection of the root tip from injuries
  2. Pushing the roots deep into the soil 
  3. Inhibiting the growth of competing plants
  4. Releases toxins from plant to the soil


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The correct options are
A Protection of the root tip from injuries
B Pushing the roots deep into the soil 
C Inhibiting the growth of competing plants
  • Root tip is the region of growth and the apex of the root contain a cap like structure called root cap, which protects the root tip from injuries
  • It helps the plants to dig deep into the soil by secreting a lubricating agent called mucigel which also inhibits the growth of competing plants.

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