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Biopresentationinternalstructuresofleaves 130811070327-phpapp02

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Biopresentationinternalstructuresofleaves 130811070327-phpapp02

  1. 1. MADE UP OF THE FOLLOWING: o Upper epidermis: Upper layer of cells. No chloroplasts. Protection. o Cuticle: Waxy layer water proofing upper leaves. o Palisade Mesophyll: Tightly packed upper layer of chloroplast containing cells. o Spongy Mesophyll: Lower layer of chloroplast containing cells. Air spaces around them. o Lower Epidermis: Lower external layer of cells in leaf.
  2. 2. o Vascular Bundle: Bundle of many vessels (xylem and phloem) for transport. o Xylem: Living vascular system carrying water & minerals throughout plant. o Phloem: Living vascular system carrying dissolved sugars and organic compounds throughout plant. o Guard Cells: Cells surrounding stomata that control rate of gas & water exchange. o Stomata: Opening between guard cells for gas & water exchange.
  3. 3. EPIDERMIS A layer of thick, tough cells on the top and bottom of leaves. Protect the leaves Cuticle 1. Produces a waxy layer called cutin, which protects the leaf from dehydration 2. Increases with light intensity Leaf hairs 1. Extension of epidermal cells 2. Gives plant leaves or stems distinctive textures 3. Keep insects at bay and secretes toxic or sticky fuilds for protection
  6. 6. MESOPHYLL Mesophyll cells are specialized for photosynthesis. These cells in the middle of the leaf contain many chloroplasts, the organelles that perform photosynthesis.
  7. 7. PALISADE LAYER o Tightly packed layer of parenchyma cells o Filled with chloroplasts o Palisade cells are cylindrical in shape
  8. 8. SPONGY MESOPHYLL o Contains less chlorophyll but photosynthesis still takes place in these layer o Layer of parenchyma tissues loosely arranged to facilitate movement of gases
  10. 10. VASCULAR BUNDLE Commonly known as leaf veins. Xylem o Adaxial in position transport water Phloem o Abaxial in position transports nutrients
  12. 12. STOMATA o Natural openings in leaves that allow transpiration and photosynthesi s
  13. 13. GUARD CELLS o Special epidermal cells that open and close I response to stimuli o Control the size of the stomata
  15. 15. EPIDERMIS o Single layer of cells. o Two parts, lower and upper epidermis. These are called lower epidermis and upper epidermis respectively. o Regulates the exchange of gases ( oxygen and carbon dioxide ). o The cells are barrel shaped and are arranged without intercellular spaces.
  16. 16. o Trichomes serves as protection from water loss. o Epidermis is covered by cuticle towards outside that protects the leaf from dessication. ( dehydration) o Epidermis shows multicellular hairs and minute pores called stomata. o Each stoma is surrounded by two specialized kidney shaped cells called the guard cells.
  17. 17. o Stomata are present on both sides and their number is more towards lower epidermis. o Epidermis gives protection, regulates transpiration and useful for exchange of gas.
  19. 19. MESOPHYLL The tissue present between upper and lower epidermis.
  20. 20. PALISADE PARENCHYMA Below the upper epidermis 1-3 layers of palisade parenchyma is present. It shows elongated columnar cells with small intercellular spaces. As more number of chloroplasts is present, it is mainly useful for assimilation.
  21. 21. SPONGY PARENCHYMA: Part of the mesophyll towards lower epidermis is called spongy parenchyma. It is 3- 5 layered made up of irregular shaped cells with large intercellular spaces. The cells have chloroplasts and their number is less than those of palisade parenchyma. Spongy tissue is primary useful for exchange of gases and secondarily for photosynthesis.
  22. 22. VASCULAR BUNDLE o Vascular bundles are extended in the mesophyll in the form of veins. These are big at the base of the lamina and small towards margins and apex. o The xylem is present towards upper side and phloem towards lower epidermis. o The vascular bundle is surrounded by a layer of specialized mesophyll cells called bundle sheath or border parenchyma. The cells are arranged compactly and may or may not contain chloroplasts. o The bundle sheath cells and grows towards upper and lower sides called bundle sheath extensions. They help in conduction of food materials from mesophyll to the vascular bundles.
  23. 23. DICOT LEAF
  24. 24. EPIDERMIS o On both the sides of the leaf a single layered epidermis is present. The cells are barrel shaped and are arranged compactly without intercellular spaces. o The epidermis is covered by cuticle outside the epidermis.
  25. 25. o Stomata are found equal in number in both the epidermal layers. o Trichomes are absent. In some monocots particularly in grasses, some upper epidermal cells are enlarged, specialized and formed into bulged cells and filled with water. These are called bulliform cells or motor cells. These help in rolling and unrolling of leaf. o The epidermis gives protection to inner tissues, helps in transpiration and exchange of gases.
  27. 27. MESOPHYLL The tissue present between upper and lower epidermis is called mesophyll. It may be made up of columnar cells (or) spongy cells. The cells are loosely arranged having intercellular spaces. The cells contain chloroplasts and perform photosynthesis.
  28. 28. VASCULAR BUNDLES o Several vascular bundles are present in the mesophyll in the form of veins parallelly. o The vascular bundles are conjoint, collateral and closed. Xylem is present towards upper epidermal side and phloem towards lower epidermal side.
  29. 29. o Each vascular bundle is surrounded by a layer of specialized mesophyll cells called ‘border parenchyma’ or ‘bundle sheath’. o The tissue present on the upper and lower sides of vascular bundles is called bundle sheath extensions. They give mechanical strength as they are sclerenchymatous.
  30. 30. MONOCOT LEAF
  31. 31. Dicot leaf Monocot leaf 1. More stomata towards lower epidermis. 2. Bulliform cells are absent 3. Mesophyll is differentiated into palisade and spongy tissues. 4. Bundle sheath extensions are parenchymatous 1. Stomata are equally distributed on both the sides of leaf. 2. Bulliform cells are present in the upper epidermis. 3. Mesophyll is undifferentiated. 4. Bundle sheath extensions are sclerenchymatous. COMPARISON