Biology

Question

Jeremy is observing a cross-section of a corn stem under the microscope. He observes that there is no vascular cambium present in this stem. Why is there no vascular cambium in corn stems?

2 Answer

  • This is because it is a monocot and monocots do not have a vascular cambium in their stems.
  • Answer:

    Because corn is a monocot plant.

    Explanation:

    • Vascular cambium is a type of plant tissue which is located between the phloem and xylem and is present in the roots and stem and is responsible for the secondary growth of plants.
    • In monocot stems, the vascular cambium is absent and hence they have scattered xylem and phloem tissues.
    • Since corn is a monocot plant it lacks vascular cambium. Vascular cambium is a type of plant tissue which is located between the phloem and xylem and is present in the roots and stem and is responsible for the secondary growth of plants.
    • In monocot stems, the vascular cambium is absent and hence they have scattered xylem and phloem tissues.
    • Since corn is a monocot plant it lacks vascular cambium.
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