Consider the following differences between Monocots and Dicots:

  1. While secondary growth is absent in monocots, it is present in dicots
  2. While monocots have fibrous root system, dicots have taproot system

 Which of the above statements is/are correct?

Answer: [C] Both 1 & 2

Both are correct statements
A taproot is a large main root that comes off of the stem and has many smaller lateral roots; a fibrous root system has many roots of the same size that break off into small lateral roots. Dandelions, poison ivy and carrots are all examples of taproots; sweet potatoes are the fleshy part of a fibrous root.

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