Leaf structure and photosynthesis

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The structure of a leaf is adapted for photosynthesis

The leaf has a large surface to trap light and is thin so that light can penetrate

Waxy cuticle: reduces water loss. (It's thicker on the upper surface since it's more exposed to sunlight)

Upper epidermis: prevents the entry of bacteria and fungi (It's transparent to allow the free passage of light)

Palisade mesophyll: palisade cells are


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