There are guard cells surrounding each stoma that cause them to open or close throughout the life cycle of the plant. This occurs in response to water and ion concentration in the plant cell, according to Pearson Educati... More » Science Biology Botany

Stomata are microscopic openings on the surfaces of plant leaves that allow for the easy passage of water vapor, carbon dioxide and oxygen. They are crucial to the function of leaves as photosynthesis requires plenty of ... More » Science Biology Botany

The main function of the spongy layer inside the leaf is the diffusion of carbon dioxide gas through the air spaces found in this region. The spongy layer is part of the mesophyll and consists of irregular-shaped cells a... More » Science Biology Cells
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