QUESTION: Which tissue of the leaf contains chloroplast?
- Palisade mesophyll cells contain a high concentration of chloroplasts.
- The palisade mesophyll is situated just beneath the upper epidermis of the leaf, closer to the surface that receives the most sunlight.
- It is responsible for carrying out photosynthesis, the process by which plants convert light energy into chemical energy.
- The cells of the palisade mesophyll are elongated and columnar in shape.
- They are oriented vertically and are closely packed together.
- Chloroplasts are the cellular organelles responsible for capturing light energy and carrying out photosynthesis.
- The chloroplasts within palisade mesophyll cells have a complex structure.
- They contain chlorophyll pigments that capture light energy and other components necessary for the conversion of light energy into chemical energy.
|· Upper part of the leaf just beneath the upper epidermis
|· High concentration of chloroplasts within the cells.
|· Primary site of photosynthesis in leaves.
· Converts light energy into chemical energy (glucose and other organic compounds).
|· Elongated and columnar-shaped cells
· Closely packed together
|· Complex organelles containing chlorophyll pigments for capturing light energy and carrying out photosynthesis.
|· Maximizes exposure to sunlight due to its position in the leaf.
|· Structural adaptation for efficient light absorption and maximizing photosynthetic activity in plants.
|· Broadleaf plants (e.g., maple, oak)
· Many flowering plants (e.g., rose)