Q. 144.0( 3 Votes )

Raju said stem also respire along with leaves in plants. Can you support this statement? Give your reasons. (AS1)

Answer :

1. Leaves have small openings, called stomata on their lower surfaces.

2. Through stomata gaseous exchange takes place.

3. In young green stems stomata are also present for gaseous exchange.

4. In old stems there are pores called lenticels are present through which gaseous exchange takes place.

5. Yes, stem also respires along with leaves in plants.

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