What're stem or bast ? Write 5 functions of stem.

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Stems are defined as the main body or stalk of a plant or a shrub, that typically rise above ground but occasionally grow under the ground surface.

Stems have the following main functions: ---

1. They provide support for and the elevation of leaves, flowers and fruits. The stems keep the leaves in the light.
2.They help in transport of fluids between the roots and the shoots in the xylem and phloem.
3.They help in storage of nutrients.
4.They have the function of production of new living tissue.Stems have cells called meristems that annually generate new living tissue.


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