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Root and Root modifications- Practice Test 5
Identify the incorrect statement regarding root crops
1. They show vegetative growth in the first year 2. Active photosynthesis occurs in the first year 3. They are harvested at the end of second year 4. They utilise the stored food during second year for the production of fruits, flowers and seeds
Answer: Option D
Biennials are modified storage roots rich in nutrition and so they are termed as root crops. They show vegetative growth in the first year during which they synthesize the food materials and store in the roots. During the second year they utilize the food material for producing flowers, fruits and seeds. They show active photosynthesis through out their life as it is ver important for their survival. Hence statement 3 is wrong.