NCERT Exemplar Solutions Class 9 Science Solutions for Tissues - Exercise in Chapter 6 - Tissues

Question 3 Tissues - Exercise

Girth of stem increases due to


(b) lateral meristem


The increase in the girth of a stem or secondary growth takes place due to the presence of lateral meristem, cork cambium, and vascular cambium. Apical meristems are found on the apices / growing parts of a plant such as tips of shoots, roots, etc. Intercalary meristems are located in internodes, the base of the grass and between leaves.

So, the correct answer is option B.

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