Structure of a leaf

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Structure of a leaf
1 Waxy Cuticle
1.1 Stops water entering the leaf
2 Upper Epidermis
3 Palisade Layer
4 Spongy Mesophyll Layer
5 Carbon Dioxide Air Space
5.1 Allows Photosynthesis to take place
5.1.1 Carbon Dioxide + Water --------> Glucose + Oxygen
6 Xylem
6.1 transports water around the plant
6.1.1 made from dead cells
7 Phloem
7.1 Transports 'food' around the plant
7.1.1 made from living cells
8 Lower Epidermis
9 Stomata/stoma
9.1 Swell when the plant has enough water to reduce water loss
10 Guard Cells
10.1 Allows Carbon Dioxide in
10.2 Stops/allows water in and out