Photosynthetic function, Biology

Photosynthetic function
  1. Structural organisation of the leaf is suitable to perform the process of photosynthesis. Hence leaf is called as a food factory.
  2. The leaf has a large surface to receive more light.
  3. It has extensive system of air spaces to facilitate diffusion of gases like carbondioxide and oxygen.
  4. More photosynthetic activity takes place in the upper side of the leaf because palisade parenchyma consists of more number of chloroplasts.
  5. The lower side of the leaf has less number of chloroplasts and has large intercellular spaces known as spongy parenchyma. The inter cellular spaces are useful in exchange of gases.
  6. Vascular Bundles in the midrib and veins of leaf have phloem located towards the lower side is useful for transporting sugar and xylem located towards the upperside is useful for transporting water and minerals.
  7. A leaf with strong petiole, lamina, leaf base and prominent midrib is good for photosynthesis.
Posted Date: 8/29/2012 8:28:32 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Photosynthetic function, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Photosynthetic function, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Photosynthetic function Discussions

Write discussion on Photosynthetic function
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
Heliozoans - Protozoan Heliozoans are spherical protozoan that occur in the sea or in still bodies of fresh water. They are mainly located in the bottom debris. Fine needle li

Describe how the International Astronomical Union defines a planet. Also include why Pluto is no longer considered a planet.

Estimation of protein by Availability of amino acids include? Regeneration of blood and liver constituents includes Liver protein regeneration Blood protein regener


How does pH affect the initial rate of an enzyme -catalyzed reaction?

What are clotting factors? Clotting factors are substances (enzymes, coenzymes, reagents) essential for the clotting stages to happen. Besides those triggering factors and reag

Assignment on CAM

#question.why obelia is considered of special interest in zoology.

Food Pyramid The diabetes food pyramid divides food into six groups. These groups vary with each other on the basis of size occupied in the pyramid. The largest i.e. grains, br

What is Osseointegration Osseointegration was the hallmark of success in implant dentistry in the 1980s. It was believed that an implant was successfully integrated when there