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Plant cell vs. Floating, Freshwater Plant Cell


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Plant cell vs. Floating, Freshwater Plant Cell

Postby AidanHunter » Tue Nov 15, 2005 2:51 am

Can anyone cite the concise differences in the two?

About an hour of research has handed me no real leads.

I've come across a diagram for a regular plant cell, that's my only resource at this point.

I appreciate any help, but a to-scale model of the floating, freshwater cell would be most helpful.

Thank you all in advance.
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plant cell vs floating

Postby lara » Tue Nov 15, 2005 6:05 am

this is guess work
stomata will b abundant on both the upper and lower surfaces of a plant cell whereas in a floatin' cell,they will b prominent on the upper surface.those on the lower surface will be reduced.
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Postby MrMistery » Tue Nov 15, 2005 9:12 pm

in a normal plant cell the stomata are abundant especially on the lower surface to reduce transpiration.
in floating plants only at the upper side, as lara said
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Postby Carolynparsons » Thu Dec 01, 2005 6:05 pm

A hydrophyte (floating freashwater plant) also has large empty spaces between cells for bouyancy.
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Postby Navin » Sun Dec 04, 2005 8:24 am

There may also be the presence of a thick cuticle at the lower epidermis too.
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