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A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated in China as part of a program to integrate traditional herbal medicine into a contemporary system of health care. (A) A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, (B) A derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, of the Madagascar periwinkle, (C) A Madagascar periwinkle derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, (D) The Madagascar periwinkle has a derivative which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, that (E) The Madagascar periwinkle, a derivative of which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,

In this sentence, I CANT MAKE OUT WHETHER THE MADAGASKAR PERIWIKLE IS CULTIVATED OR ITS DERIVATIVE IS CULTIVATED. PLS EXPLAIN ALSO

A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated in China as part of a program to integrate traditional herbal medicine into a contemporary system of health care. (A) A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, (B) A derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, of the Madagascar periwinkle, (C) A Madagascar periwinkle derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, (D) The Madagascar periwinkle has a derivative which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, that (E) The Madagascar periwinkle, a derivative of which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,

In this sentence, I CANT MAKE OUT WHETHER THE MADAGASKAR PERIWIKLE IS CULTIVATED OR ITS DERIVATIVE IS CULTIVATED. PLS EXPLAIN ALSO

The derivative is not cultivated but the plant is !! hence All except E get eliminated !!
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A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated in China as part of a program to integrate traditional herbal medicine into a contemporary system of health care. (A) A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, (B) A derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, of the Madagascar periwinkle, (C) A Madagascar periwinkle derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, (D) The Madagascar periwinkle has a derivative which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, that (E) The Madagascar periwinkle, a derivative of which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients,

In this sentence, I CANT MAKE OUT WHETHER THE MADAGASKAR PERIWIKLE IS CULTIVATED OR ITS DERIVATIVE IS CULTIVATED. PLS EXPLAIN ALSO

A derivative is something you derive or extract out of another thing. So clearly, you cannot cultivate a derivative.

Only E seems to clearly show that MP is grown in China.
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A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated in China as part of a program to integrate traditional herbal medicine into a contemporary system of health care.

(A) A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated (B) A derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, of the Madagascar periwinkle,is cultivated (C) A Madagascar periwinkle derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated (D) The Madagascar periwinkle has a derivative which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, that is cultivated (E) The Madagascar periwinkle, a derivative of which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated

I got this wrong but love this question. If you assume the derivative cannot be cultivated, pretty simple to get to E.

If you assume for a second that the derivative can be cultivated, then the beauty of the structures of the choices can be appreciated.

Then C is most correct among remaining choices but others wrong

wanted to go with E; but the before mamdascagar threw me off; hence, went for B. if the at the beginning in E is typo; E is correct; otherwise we have to underline A as well in the question stem.

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A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated in China as part of a program to integrate traditional herbal medicine into a contemporary system of health care.

(A) A substance derived from the Madagascar periwinkle, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated (B) A derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, of the Madagascar periwinkle,is cultivated (C) A Madagascar periwinkle derivative, which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated (D) The Madagascar periwinkle has a derivative which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, that is cultivated (E) The Madagascar periwinkle, a derivative of which has proved useful in decreasing mortality among young leukemia patients, is cultivated

I got this wrong but love this question. If you assume the derivative cannot be cultivated, pretty simple to get to E.

If you assume for a second that the derivative can be cultivated, then the beauty of the structures of the choices can be appreciated.

Then C is most correct among remaining choices but others wrong