NEET Sample Paper NEET Sample Test Paper-51

  • question_answer Hardness of seed coats is due to the presence of-

    A) Sclerenchymatous fibres

    B) Sclereids

    C) Bast

    D) Stone cells

    Correct Answer: B

    Solution :

    The sclereids are spherical, oval or cylindrical, highly thickened dead cells with very narrow cavities (lumen). These are commonly found in the fruit walls of nuts; pulp of fruits like guava, pear and sapota; seed coats of legumes and leaves of tea. Sclerenchyma provides mechanical support to organs.

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