PLANTS

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  • Created on: 25-03-16 22:05
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  • How leaves are adapted for their function
    • THIN
      • So gases can diffuse in & out easily
    • AIR SPACES
      • Allow gas exchange to happen quickly
    • WAXY CUTICLE
      • Reduce water loss
      • Stop bacteria entering leaf
    • MANY CHLOROPLASTS
      • For maximum light absorption
    • LARGE SURFACE AREA
      • To absorb as much light as posible
    • THIN UPPER EPIDERMIS
      • Allow maximum light to pass through palisade layer
    • VEINS (XYLEM + PHLOEM)
      • To bring water to the leaf & transport glucose
    • TIGHTLY PACKED PALISADE LAYER
      • For maximum amount of chloroplasts

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