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Q1) Fibres associated with phloem are ... ... [ JKCMEE 2004]



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Bast fibre (also called phloem fibre or skin fibre) is plant fibre collected from the phloem.
It supports the conductive cells of the phloem and provides strength to the stem. Some of the economically important bast fibres are obtained from herbs cultivated in agriculture, as for instance flax, hemp, or ramie Answer : (d)

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