Biology 2 - Cells - 1.2 - Specialised Cells

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Palisade leaf cells:

adapted for photsynthesis.

  • packed with chloroplasts (for photosynthesis). crammed at top of the cell so nearer light.
  • tall shape for big surface area exposed to absorb CO2 from air.
  • thin shape means loads can be packed at top of leaf.

Guard cells:

adapted to open and close pores.

  • kidney shape, opens and closes the stomata (pores)
  • when plant has lots of water, guard cells are filled and go turgid, making the stomata open so gases can be exchanged


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