Chapter 1: Nutrients in Plants

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Nutrition in Plants


Choose the correct option from the following:

Which part of the plant takes in carbon dioxide from the air for photosynthesis?

(i) Root hair (ii) Stomata (iii) Leaf veins (iv) Petals


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 plant usually occurs in leaves. Carbon dioxide from air is taken through the tiny pores present on the surface of the leaves. The tiny pores present on the surface of leaves are called stomata. These pores are surrounded by guard cells.

Hence, the correct answer is (ii) Stomata.

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