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Root tuber

Stem tuber

1.    It is a swollen root

It is a swollen underground stem

2.    Apical bud is absent

Apical bud is present

3.    Nodes and internodes are absent

Presence of nodes and internodes

4.    No development of chlorophyll

On exposure to sunlight, stem tubers may develop chlorophyll

5.    Scaly leaves and auxiliary buds are absent.

Scaly leaves and auxiliary buds are present.

 

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