mesophyll


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mesophyll

[′mez·ə‚fil]
(botany)
Parenchymatous tissue between the upper and lower epidermal layers in foliage leaves.
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There they were producing necrosis of the mesophyll of leaves along with the production of both asexual and sexual reproductive structures (Figures 1-4).
The epidermis thickness of the undersurface (Eab), the adaxial (Ead), mesophyll thickness (MF) and the leaf blade (LF) were measured.
The leaf mesophyll is composed by the sustentation tissues of palisade parenchyma (below the epidermis), sponge parenchyma and by silica spicules that also assist in the sustentation (Figure 1b).
amp; Reitz), which are anatomically related to Aechmea, the leaf blades have a predominantly spongy mesophyll, and fibers are not associated with the vascular bundle (Sajo et al.
The leaf tissues at the edges of lerps appeared stained, which could probably be attributed to the pressure exerted on the tissues by the lerps, or to the glue that attaches the lerps to the leaflet surface, or even to the death of mesophyll cells.
Blackbrush leaves share some of the characteristics of xerophytic leaves that are typically small with reduced cell size, thick cuticle and blades, cylindrical, well-developed palisade mesophyll, and dense adaxial pubescence (Rundel and Gibson 1996).
1987, "Vacuolar pH in radish cotyledon mesophyll cells," Planta, 172, pp.
Detailed electronic circuit models of the leaf hydraulic architecture as a network of resistors with distinct resistivity for mesophyll cells and veins of different conductivity have been studied [72] to understand leaf hydraulic design.
It diffused through mesophyll cytoplasm Ending in the stroma.
It doesn't feed on the epidermal cells, as some plant-feeding mites do, but likely on the mesophyll tissues of the leaf.
We have isolated hypoglycemic components from the mesophyll of Kidachi aloe that is a good source of polysaccharides (Beppu et al.