From your school garden, cut down a transverse section of the young stem of a plant and examine it by using the microscope. How would you determine whether it is a monocot stem or a dicot stem? Give reasons.

Asked by Abhisek | 11 months ago |  138

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Solution :-

Looking through the microscope, I will check if the following features are observed.

• Vascular bundles in the dicot stem are arranged in a ring whereas in monocot stem vascular bundles are scattered throughout the ground tissue.

• Based on the arrangement of vascular bundles, it can be ascertained whether the young stem is dicot or monocot.

• In addition to the indistinguishable ground tissue, sclerenchymatous hypodermis, spherical or egg-shaped vascular bundles with Y-shaped xylem are other distinguishing characteristics of monocot stem.

Answered by Pragya Singh | 11 months ago

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