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Read the different components from (i) to (iv) in the list given below and tell the correct order of the components with reference to their arrangement from outer side to inner side in a woody dicot stem.

(i) Secondary cortex  (ii) Wood  (iii) Secondary phloem  (iv) Phellem

The correct order is

(a) (iv), (i), (iii), (ii)

(b) (iv), (iii), (i), (ii)

(c) (iii), (iv), (ii), (i)

(d) (i), (ii), (iv), (iii).

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Ans: (a) (iv), (i), (iii), (ii)

Sol: In a woody dicot stem, phellem (cork) forms the outermost layer followed by phellogen and then secondary cortex (phelloderm). Secondary phloem forms a narrow circle on the outer side of vascular cambium whereas secondary xylem occurs on the inner side of vascular cambium.

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