What is meant by : Cells proximal to the merismatic zone (root and shoot tip) are in the phase of elongation.

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The given statement can be explained as under:
The meristematic zone is present at the root tip and shoot tip in plants. The meristematic zone contains cells that have dividing ability. Below or adjacent to the meristematic zone is present the zone of elongation. The cells present in the zone of elongation have the ability to elongate i.e are in the stage, where cells elongate and help plant to grow in height.
Hope this information will clear your doubts about the phase of elongation.
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