leaf structure

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  • leaf structure
    • palisade  layer
      • densly packed
      • lots of chlorophyllmaximise light absorption
    • spongy layer
      • lots of air spaces to allow gas exchange
    • stoma
      • gases diffuse in and out of here
    • cuticle
      • transparent to allow light through
    • vascular bundle
      • removes sucrose
      • brings water and materials
    • upper/lower epidermis
      • allows light through
    • guard cells
      • open + close the stomata
        • to allow gas exchange and water loss
  • prevents water loss


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