Stomata question

Rich Fortnum fortnum at
Fri Mar 3 00:21:31 EST 1995

In article <3ip64c$hqk at>, noneatname at
(NoNeatName) wrote:

> I recently did a lab in my High School advanced placement bio. class. 
> Basically, I did a survey on the structure of a rhododendron leaf.  I
> noticed under the compound scope that there was a higher concentration of
> stomata on the underside of the leaf than on the top.  Why would this be? 
> Any help would be greatly appreciated.  Thanks in advance.
> Justin
> noneatname at

It's easier for water replacement that way.  They can be open when it is
moist out, and the tops of the leaves have a cuticle, from what I
remember.  It has been some time.

I hope this helps.


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