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Cells found in the leaf that have thin cell walls and large vacuoles for photosynthesis, food storage and respiration
Cells found in the stem that have thick and stretchy cell walls to help create support
Tissue that makes up the epidermis in most leaves. It helps the plant prevent dehydration by absorbing H20
Tissue that creates the veins of the plants in the center of roots, stems and leaves. They transport water and nutrients and provide a network of support throughout the plant. There are two types: Xylem and Phloem
Tissue that consists of dividing cells. It is found wherever there is new structure forming in a plant.
Used to gather light and accomplish photosynthesis. Gases are also exchanged in the leaves in a process called Transpiration.
Single layer of cells that cover the lower and upper sides of the leaf. They are covered with a cuticle on the outer wall. There are many stomata perforating the lower surface.
Made up green tissue of the leaf that consists of thin-walled cells containing chloroplasts, this tissue forms the bulk of the leaf. It is differentiated into the Palisade Parenchyma and the Spongy Parenchyma. There is a system of air spaces which communicate with the air chambers behind the stomata.
Consists of thin-walled cells which are usually cylindrical in shape. It is responsible for photosynthesis because they contain chloroplasts
Ball-shaped with large intercellular spaces. The function of it allows for the interchange of gases
Communicates with the air chambers in the spongy mesophyll. Formed by a pair of guard cells.
Function of the stomata
THe stomata are responsible for the interchange of gases for respiration and photosynthesis. The stomata allow for the loss of excess water in the form of water vapor, which also allows for cooling
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