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What is the lower epidermis?


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Answered 2012-05-19 04:55:18

In dorsiventral leaves epidermis on the dorsal side is called lower epidermis.

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Why removing the lower epidermis layer of the leaf and not the upper epidermis?

because most number of stomatal pores are present on lower epidermis of leaves.


Why there are more stomata in lower epidermis than in upper epidermis?

The lower epidermis being away from sunlight restricts loss of water by transpiration.


What is upper epidermis and lower epidermis?

because its how scientist figerd it out



Why is stomata present more on lower epidermis?

because lower epidermis is not covered with dust which falls from above.


How many layers thick is the epidermis?

Answer: the epidermis of a leaf includes: upper epidermis and lower epidermis but if you are referring to the epidermis of an onion: it is only one layer


How many layer thick is the epidermis?

the epidermis of a leaf includes: upper epidermis and lower epidermis but if you are referring to the epidermis of an onion: it is only one layer


What does the plant lower epidermis do?

It does the same stinkin' thing as the top epidermis!


Is The lower epidermis covered with cuticle?

No, the upper epidermis is covered by a cuticle.



Where are mesophyll cells located?

Below the upper epidermis and above the lower epidermis.


Where are the plant epidermal cells found?

in both the upper epidermis and the lower epidermis.


What do lower epidermis do?

protects against water loss the same as the upper epidermis do


Why is the lower epidermis has more stomata than the upper epidermis?

Because lower epidermis remains away from the light and in the absence of light the water loss through transpiration is minimized.


Why does the lower epidermis have more stomata than the upper epidermis?

Because lower epidermis remains away from the light and in the absence of light the water loss through transpiration is minimized.


Epidermis in plants?

Epidermis in roots: The epidermis in the roots of a plant is the outside layer of a root. It's function is to protect the root.Epidermis in leaves: There is an upper and lower epidermis in the leaves.



What does the lower epidermis do in a leaf?

In dicot plants the lower epidermis is frequently ruptured by stomata and thus helps in gaseous exchange and transpiration.


Does the epidermis contain nerve endings and blood vessels?

The epidermis does not but the lower layers of the dermis do.



What best describes a leaf's epidermis?

The epidermis covers the lower and upper sides of the leaf.


Why do lemna form their stomata in the upper epidermis?

because the amount of water is less on the lower epidermis, along with the sunlight, and because if lemna formed their stoma in the lower epidermis, transpiration would be scarce.


Why do most leaves have more stomata on the lower epidermis than on the upper epidermis?

The lower epidermis remains away from direct sunlight hence stomatal perforation on this side minimizes the loss of water by transpiration.


How many layers of cell make up the upper epidermis?

how many layer of cells make up upper epidermis and lower epidermis



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