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A basket of vegetables contains carrot, potato, radish and tomato. Which of them represent the correct homologous structures?

(a) Carrot and potato

(b) Carrot and tomato

(c) Radish and carrot

(d) Radish and potato

 

Answer:

Homologous organs are the organs that have the same structural plan and origin but have different functions.

Checking the options

  • (a) Carrot and potato - Carrot is a tap root and potato is a storage stem. So, they are not homologous structures.
  • (b) Carrot and tomato  - Carrot is a tap root and tomato is a fruit. So, they are not homologous structures.
  • (c) Radish and carrot  - Carrot and radish are tap roots. So, they are homologous structures.
  • (d) Radish and potato - Radish is a tap root and potato is a storage stem. So, they are not homologous structures.

  So, the correct answer is (c).

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