The primary function of an elodea leaf is to make food for the plant using photosynthesis. Elodea is a water plant, and those same leaves provide a home for tiny invertebrate life forms. When the plant dies, the leaves d... More »

Chloroplasts in the cells of elodea and other plants perform photosynthesis, converting sunlight into biochemical energy stored as carbohydrates. Both plants and the animals that consume them require carbohydrates to fue... More »

Human epithelial cells, which are animal cells, and elodea cells, which are plant cells, share many structures because both are eukaryotic cells, or cells with a membrane-bound nucleus. Common structures in animal and pl... More »

The function of leaves is to help the plant produce food by converting the energy in sunlight into chemical energy that the plant can eat. The structures within the leaf convert the energy and make it possible for the pl... More »

A plant's organ system works with the roots anchoring the plant and absorbing water and nutrients, while the shoots transfer the nutrients to the leaves, which transfer light into energy via photosynthesis. A plant’s roo... More »

The function of a leaf on a plant is to store a range of cells that are critical to conducting photosynthesis. Leaves have different layers with different cells, but many of these cells contain structures called chloropl... More »

Plants produce food in their leaves through photosynthesis, a process that uses chlorophyll to synthesize sustenance through carbon dioxide, sunlight, water and mineral-related nutrients. Chemical energy from photosynthe... More »