LIVE Course for free

Rated by 1 million+ students
Get app now
0 votes
in Anatomy of Plants by (72 points)
edited by

How many shoot apical meristems are likely to be present in a twig of a plant possessing 4 branches and 26 leaves? 

a. 26 

b. 1 

c. 5 

d. 30

Please log in or register to answer this question.

2 Answers

0 votes
by (21.2k points)

5 apical meristems

0 votes
by (43.8k points)

The correct option is (c) 5.

∙ Apical Meristems are always likely to present at the growing apices. 

∙ 4 growing apex of the branches and 1 growing apex of the main plant axis.

∙ Therefore the plant with 4 branches and 26 leaves will have 5 shoot apical meristems.

Welcome to Sarthaks eConnect: A unique platform where students can interact with teachers/experts/students to get solutions to their queries. Students (upto class 10+2) preparing for All Government Exams, CBSE Board Exam, ICSE Board Exam, State Board Exam, JEE (Mains+Advance) and NEET can ask questions from any subject and get quick answers by subject teachers/ experts/mentors/students.