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The sclerenchyma of the hypodermis in the Pinus needle helps in

a)

Increasing the absorptive surface of the cell

b)

Checking transpiration

c)

Mechanical support

d)

Photosynthesis



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The sclerenchyma of the hypodermis in the Pinus needle helps in

a)

Increasing the absorptive surface of the cell

b)

Checking transpiration

c)

Mechanical support

d)

Photosynthesis

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Answer Key / Explanation : (c) -

(c)

Sclerenchyma cells are thick-walled, lignified and dead at maturity. These provide mechanical support to the Pinus needle. Sclerenchyma may be fibrous or sclereid.

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