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Root VS mesophyll cells

  1. Oct 8, 2004 #1
    Which organelles do mesophyll cells have more than root cells of a plant?
    Do Onions have chloroplasts?
  2. jcsd
  3. Oct 8, 2004 #2
    mesophyll cells contain chloroplast but root doesnt contain chlorophyll
  4. Oct 10, 2004 #3
    dunno about onions but they don't look too green to me...
  5. Oct 10, 2004 #4
    how about mitochondria?
  6. Oct 10, 2004 #5
    root cells have a higher mitochondrial density than mesophyll cells.
  7. Oct 10, 2004 #6
    Not sure about onions either. If it is underground, there would be no chlor, but if it has stems rising above ground, then yes. Picture a green onion for example. Then green part is the steam, which is above ground, which has chlor. The onion part is under the ground with the roots.

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