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Cecie Starr + 3 others
ISBN: 9781337408332
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A vascular bundle in a leaf is called ______.

  1. a. a vascular cylinder
  2. b. mesophyll
  3. c. a vein
  4. d. vascular cambium

Summary Introduction

Concept introduction: Veins transport both water and minerals by xylem and food energy by phloem through the leaf and to the rest of the plant. Veins in the leaf are located in the spongy layer of the mesophylls. The types of venation are the characteristics of the different kinds of plants.

Explanation

Reasons for correct statement:

Vascular bundle is a part of the transport system in vascular plants. Vein that is present in the leaf is a vascular structure that provides supports for the leaf and transports both water and food.

Option c. is given as “a vein”. The veins are the vascular bundle in leaves, therefore option c. is correct.

Reasons for the incorrect statements:

Option a. is given as “a vascular cylinder”.

Vascular cylinder is the center of the root and is made up of xylem and phloem...

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