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Identify the correct features of Mango and Coconut fruits.

(i) In both fruit is a drupe

(ii) Endocarp is edible in both

(iii) Mesocarp in Coconut is fibrous, and in Mango it is fleshy

(iv) In both, fruit develops from monocarpellary ovary

Select the correct option from below :

(1) (i) and (ii) only

(2) (i), (iii) and (iv) only

(3) (i), (ii) and (iii) only

(4) (i) and (iv) only

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Answer (2): (i), (iii) and (iv) only

Sol. Both Mango and Coconut fruits are drupe. They develop from monocarpellary ovary, but in both fruits edible part is different as shown below.

                        Mango            Coconut

Epicarp           Skinny              Skinny

Mesocarp       Edible               Fibrous

Endocarp       Hard & stony    Hard & stony

Endosperm    Not edible         Edible

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