Jeremy is observing a cross-section of a corn stem under the microscope. He observes that there is no vascular cambium present in this stem. Why is there no vascular cambium in corn stems?

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Answer:Because corn is a monocot plant.Explanation:Vascular cambium is a type of plant tissue which is located between the phloem and xylem and is present in the roots and stem and is responsible for the secondary growth of plants. In monocot stems, the vascular cambium is absent and hence they have scattered xylem and phloem tissues. Since corn is a monocot plant it lacks vascular cambium. Vascular cambium is a type of plant tissue which is located between the phloem and xylem and is present in the roots and stem and is responsible for the secondary growth of plants. In monocot stems, the vascular cambium is absent and hence they have scattered xylem and phloem tissues. Since corn is a monocot plant it lacks vascular cambium.

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This is because it is a monocot and monocots do not have a vascular cambium in their stems.