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Authors

F. C. Stewart

Document Type

Research

Abstract

The name stomata (sing. stoma) has been applied to the elliptical apertures in the epidermis of leaves and other green parts of plants. The stoma is a modified epidermal cell and consists of a rift and guardian cells (usually two in number). The guardian cells are rightly named for it is their function to regulate the amount of evaporation from the leaf by opening and closing the rift. Unlike ordinary epidermal cells, the guardian cells contain chlorophyll, and for that reason they were once, thought to belong to the parenchyma.

Publication Date

1892

Journal Title

Proceedings of the Iowa Academy of Sciences

Volume

1

Issue

Pt. 3

First Page

80

Last Page

84

Copyright

©1892 Iowa Academy of Science, Inc.

Language

en

File Format

application/pdf

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