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What is the funtion of palisade mesophyll?

Palisade mesophyll cells are tall and closely packed to absorb maximum light. They contain many chloroplasts. Most photosynthesis takes place in the palisade cells. Spongy mesophyll also captures light and makes food.

What is the structure of spongy mesophyll?

Spongy mesophyll cells are not packed so tightly together, which allows carbon dioxide and oxygen to reach the palisade cells where they are needed in photosynthesis. Spongy mesophyll cells and guard cells (see below) also get some photosynthetic action.