mesophyll


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mes·o·phyll

 (mĕz′ə-fĭl′, mĕs′-)
n.
The photosynthetic tissue of a leaf, located between the upper and lower epidermis.

mes′o·phyl′lic, mes′o·phyl′lous adj.

mesophyll

(ˈmɛsəʊˌfɪl)
n
(Botany) the soft chlorophyll-containing tissue of a leaf between the upper and lower layers of epidermis: involved in photosynthesis
ˌmesoˈphyllic, ˌmesoˈphyllous adj

mes•o•phyll

(ˈmɛz ə fɪl, ˈmɛs-, ˈmi zə-, -sə-)

n.
the parenchyma, usu. containing chlorophyll, that forms the interior parts of a leaf.
[1830–40]
mes`o•phyl′lic, mes`o•phyl′lous, adj.

mes·o·phyll

(mĕz′ə-fĭl′)
The tissues of a leaf that carry on photosynthesis, consisting of the palisade layer and the spongy parenchyma.
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They are easily broken down due to their straight edge structure their leaves' epidermis layer, the leaves' easily digestible mesophyll cell ratio (57% to 66%) and air gap ratio between cells (10% to 35%) is high and thus, digestive bacteria can easily invade the leaves (Tan and Mentese, 2003).
The larvae were found between the upper and lower leaf epidermis, feeding on mesophyll tissues and causing mines or blotches on leaves.
2007) for each species; (4) density of venation (DV), the average of the number of veins crossing three 1 cm lines drawn perpendicularly to the rachis at the basal, middle and apical portion of the blade (Uhl and Moosbrugger, 1999); in species with obscured veins, 5% KOH solution was used to clear mesophyll tissue (Kessler et al.
It the only genus in the order known to parasitize the hosts mesophyll.
The forest growing on this Ferralsol overlying the same granite bedrock as at BT was a complex mesophyll vine forest.
High efficiency colony formation and whole plant regeneration from mesophyll protoplasts of Pelargonium X hortorum 'panache sud'.
in soil water by actively uptaking these heavy metals, moving them via xylem out of the roots, and sequestering them in the vacuoles of leaf mesophyll cells.
Furthermore, modifications in the mesophyll thickness and the epidermis, changes in the stomata density and the differentiation of the endoderm, cortex and vascular cylinder may occur.
1996); however we follow Grubb (1974) in distinguishing between lower montane evergreen forest, which is dominated by trees with mesophyll leaf types and vascular epiphytes, and upper montane forest with more microphyllous trees and bryophytic epiphytes.
Preliminary data was generated by attempting to liberate leaf mesophyll protoplasts from N.