Agatha asked in Science

Need help with (ii) only

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Priyanka Sahu answered this

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Ans2. We know that the leaves produce food which is transported to all parts of the plants via tha Phloem.
So, when the insect eats parts of the tree trunk, it damages the Phloem tissue so that the root is unable to gets its nutrition. So, this is why the growth of roots is affected.