Taxol is extracted from 
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avatarAsked on November 22, 2019 by Afeera Balla

Taxol is extracted from 

A

Pacific Yew

B

Rauwolfia

C

Arabidopsis

D

None of the above

Answer

A) Taxol is an anti-cancer drug obtained from Pacific yew plant. The bark of the tree yields this drug and growth of certain types of cancers is inhibited.

B) Rauwolfia yields reserpine which is effective in hypertension.

C) Arabidopsis is used as a model for genetic organisms.

So, the correct answer is 'Pacific yew'.

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