Chapter 1: Nutrients in Plants

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Nutrition in Plants


Choose the correct option from the following:

Plants take carbon dioxide from the atmosphere mainly through their:

(i) roots (ii) stem (iii) flowers (iv) leaves


The process by which green plants make their own food from carbon dioxide and water by using sunlight energy in the presence of chlorophyll is called photosynthesis. The synthesis of food in plants usually occurs in leaves. Carbon dioxide from air is taken through the tiny pores present on the surface of the leaves. Water and minerals present in the soil are absorbed by the roots and transported to the leaves.

Hence, the correct answer is (iv) leaves.

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