Q. 1

Is it correct to say that photosynthesis occurs only in leaves of a plant? Besides leaves, what are the other parts that may be capable of carrying out photosynthesis? Justify.

Answer :

The photosynthesis may also occur in this part if the part of the plant is green.

Therefore, it's wrong to say that only in plant leaves do photosynthesis occur. Most of the other components of the plant can be photosynthesized. Examples include (a) Chlorophyll roots of Trap and Timisoara and photosynthesis.


(b) The stem is changed into a fleshy green structure in Opuntia and the leaves are altered in spines to reduce transpiration. (b)Photosynthesis occurs in the stem of these plants. Opuntia's modified stem is named phylloclade.


(c) Sepals are green and perform photosynthesis at most plants.


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