Q. 134.7( 7 Votes )

Collect different kinds of leaves from your surroundings and observe the shapes of the epidermal cells under microscope. Make a table which contains serial number, name of the leaf, shape of the leaf, the shape of the epidermal cells. Do not forget to write specific findings below the table.

Answer :

1. Tobacco leaf shows pavement cells, stomatal guard cells, long-stalked trichomes and broader short-stalked trichomes.

2. In Arabidopsis leaf, the trichomes develop in a wave down the leaf and even the youngest trichome is separated by several pavement cells.

3. In dicot leaves pavement cells are shaped like the interlocking pieces of a jigsaw puzzle.

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