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New protective layers formed after the crushing or breaking of cortical and epidermal layers due to increase in the girth of stem by vascular cambium. These new layers collectively called as

a)

Phellogen

b)

Cork cambium

c)

Periderm

d)

Phelloderm


Question ID - 2541 | Toppr Answer

New protective layers formed after the crushing or breaking of cortical and epidermal layers due to increase in the girth of stem by vascular cambium. These new layers collectively called as

a)

Phellogen

b)

Cork cambium

c)

Periderm

d)

Phelloderm

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Answer Key : (c) -

(c)

As the stem continues to increase in girth due to the activity of vascular cambium, the outer cortical and epidermis layers get broken and need to be replaced to provide new protective cell layers. Hence, sooner or later, another meristematic tissue called cork cambium or phellogen develops, usually in the cortex region, which forms new layers, which is called periderm



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