plant biology

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task1214
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47742
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plant biology
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2010-11-06 18:21:08
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leaf structure modified leaves
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  1. how do you distinguish a simple from a compound leaf?
    • simple= one undivided leaf
    • compound=divied leaf
  2. what specialized name is given to the parenchyma tissue withing a leaf?
    chlorenchyma
  3. what is the primary function of the stomata?
    gas exchange
  4. how do leaves obtain water?
    transpiration from the soil to the roots to the leaves through xylem.
  5. describe as many ways you can think of that make leaves specialized for living in xeric(dry) environments?
    hairy, sunken stomata, stomatal crypts, water storage, and leaves modified into spines.
  6. describe as many ways you can think of that make leaves specialized for living in hydrophytic (very wet, aquatic) environments?
    stem or root tissue that contains irregular, large pores capable of diffusingn air from aboveground organs to belowground organs and the stomata is close to the epidermis which brings out the vapors

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