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Parenchyma in Plants

Parenchyma in plants is the types of simple permanent tissue that possesses some ideal properties that discriminate it from the other cells. Cell division: Parenchyma tissues cannot undergo cell division. Vacuole: They comprises a large vacuole. Nature: Structurally and physically, parenchyma is a kind of unspecialised tissue. Modification: Parenchyma modifies itself to perform diverse functions …

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Chlorophyll in Plants

Chlorophyll in plants refers to a pigment molecule that imparts a green colour to the leaves and stems by absorbing a red and blue spectrum of light. The term chlorophyll has originated from the Greek terms “Khloros” (green) and “Phyllon” (leaf). It plays a fundamental role in photosynthesis by allowing plants to absorb light energy …

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Difference Between Chlorophyll and Chloroplast

The difference between chlorophyll and chloroplast is due to the following factors like location and involvement in photosynthesis. Existence: Chlorophylls exist as the primary photosynthetic pigments inside the chloroplast. Conversely, chloroplasts exist as the photosynthetic cell organelles in a plant cell and possess a membranous structure that resembles mitochondria. Involvement in photosynthesis: Chlorophyll mainly absorbs …

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Oxidation Pond

Oxidation pond or lagoon or water stabilization pond is a secondary wastewater treatment that treats waste or sewage coming from industries, residential areas, etc. It uses microorganisms like bacteria, algae and light energy (sunlight) to stabilize the wastewater. The oxidation pond is constructed 1-1.5 m deep inside the soil and provided with inlet and outlet systems. …

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Stomata in Plants

Stomata in plants appear as minute pores, primarily in the epidermis layer of the leaf surface and rarely in some of the herbaceous stems. It was originated from the Greek word stoma (means mouth) to relate it with the term “stomatal pore”. A stoma is a singular form, whereas a high number of stoma is termed …

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Transpiration in Plants

Transpiration in plants is a process of water loss (in the form of water vapours) into the atmosphere from the leaf surface and stems. Plants undergo transpiration primarily to access carbon dioxide needed for photosynthesis and to cool themselves. As the plants are immobile, they manage their water needs by the two fundamental processes like …

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