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Stomatal density between monocot and dicot

  1. Feb 20, 2009 #1
    why more stomata appears in dicot than monocot ?
     
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  3. Feb 23, 2009 #2

    jim mcnamara

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    Note: monocots have stomata on both sides of a leaf; dicots have stomata on only one side. Monocots have dumbell shaped guard cells; dicots have kidney shaped guard cells; so generally monocot stomata have a smaller area for air circulation.

    This is a homework question - I gave what you need to know to formulate a hypothesis and be able to support it.
     
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