Through which part does photosynthesis occur in xerophytes?
(a) Scaly leaves
(b) Modified stems
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The correct answer is (b) Modified stems
The best explanation: In xerophytes, there is an adaption in which photosynthesis occurs with the help of modified stems to avoid water loss. Roots of xerophytes help in the storage of water. Scaly leaves do not help much in photosynthesis.