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What is the function of the Palisade Mesophyll cell?
A long rectangular cell packed with chloroplasts, which contain chlorophyll that absorbs light for photosynthesis. These cells are tightly packed together underneath the upper epidermis
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What is the function of the stoma?
The stoma is made up of a pore surrounded by two guard cells. The stoma permits the exchange of gases for the leaf
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What is the function of the vascular bundle?
The vascular bundle consists of the xylem vessels and phloem for the transport of water, nutrients and mineral salts.
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What is the function of the epidermis?
The epidermis is a transparent layer of cells that allows sunlight to penetrate into the leaf & protects the cells underneath it from damages. The epidermal cells do not contain chloroplasts.
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What is the function of the xylem?
The xylem transports water & mineral salts in the plant.
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What is the function of the phloem?
The phloem transports nutrients in the plants.
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What is the function of the cuticle?
The cuticle is a waxy layer of lipids that prevent water loss through evaporation.
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What is the function of the spongy mesophyll cell?
The spongy mesophyll cell is a cell of no fixed shape & is packed with chloroplasts. The cells are loosely packed together underneath the palisade mesophyll layer with intercellular air-spaces in between for diffusion of CO2
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