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In the following questions, a statement of assertion (A) is followed by a statement of reason ( R) : 

A.Both assertion and reason are correct, and the reason explains why the assertion is trueB

B.Both assertion and reason are correct, but the reason does not explain why the assertion is true.

C.The assertion is correct, but the reason is incorrect.

D.The assertion is incorrect, but the reason is correct

Assertion: Permanent tissue is composed of mature cells. 

Reason: Meristematic tissue is a group of actively dividing cells

Option: 1


Option: 2


Option: 3


Option: 4


Answers (1)


Meristematic Tissue

  • These types of cells are in the state of division or they have the capacity to undergo repeated divisions.
  • They are spherical, oval, or polygonal in shape without any intercellular spaces.
  • Cells are thin with large nuclei.
  • These tissues are found in the apical part of plants such as the tip of the stem and root.

Permanent Tissue

  • They consist of mature cells.
  • The cells do not undergo any divisions.
  • Cell walls may be thin or thick.
  • Xylem and Phloem are permanent tissues.

Hence, Both assertion and reason are correct, but the reason is not the correct explanation of assertion which is option 2. 


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