Animals grow only till a particular age where as plants grow throughout their life. Justify it & why?

Asked by apramanik | 20th Aug, 2019, 07:33: PM

Expert Answer:

  • Animals grow for a limited period of time after which their growth ceases and they ultimately die.
  • Plant growth is unique because plants retain their capacity for unlimited growth throughout their life.
  • This ability of plants is due to the presence of meristematic tissue at certain locations in their body.
  • The cells of such meristems have the capacity to divide and self-perpetuate.

Answered by Sheetal Kolte | 20th Aug, 2019, 10:39: PM