spongy mesophyll


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spongy mesophyll

n.
A leaf tissue consisting of loosely arranged, chloroplast-bearing cells, often located on the lower side of the leaf. Also called spongy parenchyma.
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In the present study it was found that after inoculation Psse scattered in the substomatal spaces of the spongy mesophyll (dark blue) at 2 DAI as shown by arrow and no obvious changes were observed in the surrounding cells (Fig.
Upon entering the spongy mesophyll, the SB changed direction several times, including oblique (Fig.
A) Transversal slice of mango leaf (9 pm thick) which shows a stylet bundle fragment of a white mango scale female penetrating the mesophyll in an oblique direction, and (B) Tangential slice of mango leaf (9 [micro]m thick) which shows another fragment of stylet bundle penetrating the spongy mesophyll.
Leaves were thicker mostly due to a broader spongy mesophyll layer.
Leaves from the plants grown at 10/20degC not only had more spongy mesophyll tissue, but also longer palisade cells, compared to the leaves from the 20/30degC treatment.
Conversely, Mauseth (1988) states that in typical xerophytic plants, the spongy mesophyll may be lost altogether with only palisade parenchyma remaining, or there may be no intercellular spaces at all (Mauseth 1988).
undifferentiated; spongy mesophyll with more than five layers.
Chlorenchyma undifferentiated; palisade layers; spongy mesophyll with more than five layers.