Anand went to the fruit market along with his father to buy fruits for a function


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Anand went to the fruit market along with his father to buy fruits for a function. He saw the fruit dealer putting small quantity of some powder wrapped in a paper in each wooden pack containing unripe mangoes. On enquiry, the fruit dealer told him that the powder is a chemical which will help the mangoes to ripe early. Anand was not convinced and he discussed the incident with his class teacher the next day.
On the basis of above passage, answer the following questions.
(i) Name the chemical that fruit dealer kept in each box. Is this practice healthy? Give your comments.
(ii) Name atleast one other plant hormone that
(a) promotes fruit growth.
(b) promotes the falling of leaves.
(iii) What values were shown by Anand?


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(i) Ethephon is the chemical used by the fruit dealer to wrap the fruits. It acts similarly to the ethylene plant hormone.
No, such practices should be discouraged as the gas released from chemical may cause allergy on consumption.
(ii) (a) Auxin promotes fruit growth.
(b) Abscisic Acid (ABA) promotes the falling of leaves.
(iii) Values shown by Anand are inquisitive nature, good observation and urge to learn more.