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Given the Assertion and Reason below, Choose one of the following responses $\begin{array}{1 1}\text{Assertion:When the cytokinin is applied to the plants it induces senescence.}\\\text{Reason:Cytokinins promote the breakdown of roteins,chlorophyll and nucleic acids.}\end{array}$

$\begin{array}{1 1}(A)\;\text{Both assertion and reason are true and the reason is a correct explanation of the assertion}\\(B)\;\text{Both assertion and reason are true but reason is not a correct explanation of the assertion}\\(C)\;\text{Assertion is true but the reason is false}\\(D)\;\text{Both assertion and reason are false}\end{array} $

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Cytokininins induce cell division. Helps to produce new leaves, chloroplasts in leaves, lateral shoot growth and adventitious shoot formation. They promote nutrient mobilization that helps in delay of senescence.
Both assertion and reason are false
Hence (D) is the correct answer.
answered Apr 8, 2014 by sreemathi.v
edited Dec 1 by priyanka.c

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