What are the adaptations of the leaf for photosynthesis?

Leaves are suitable organs for photosynthesis because leaves contain chloroplast consisting of chlorophyll pigment, responsible for absorbing sunlight (energy) for performing photosynthesis.

The broad surface of leaves, known as lamina, also contains stomata for the exchange of oxygen and carbon dioxide gases and for performing transpiration responsible for the absorption of water from the ground through transpiration pull.

Therefore, leaves are adapted to perform photosynthesis.

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The conditions necessary for photosynthesis are:
  • Sunlight
  • Chlorophyll
  • Carbon dioxide
  • Water]
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Updated on: 06-Jan-2023


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