JOCELYNS LAB REPORT DONT DELETE

JOCELYNS LAB REPORT DONT DELETE - MICROCLIMATES AND OPTIMAL...

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MICROCLIMATES AND OPTIMAL LEAF SIZE OF THE MAPLE LEAF (Acer rubrum) Jocelyn Haase Biology 105 November 10, 2010 Spessard/ Wed. @ 2:30 1
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ABSTRACT Sun leaves and shade leaves differ in size, color, and also chemically. The light is the most powerful environmental factor on leaves and the way they grow, develop, and function. Leaves exposed to the sun will be smaller, darker, and have more chlorophyll. They will be smaller to better regulate water distribution and temperature. They will be a darker green because of the increased amount of chlorophyll and pigment. They will have more chlorophyll because of the increased amount of light so that they can turn more energy into food. INTRODUCTION There are multiple factors that contribute to the size and shape of maple leaves. The location on the tree, access to the sun and/or shade, and the number of chlorophyll all contribute to the size, texture, and color of leaves. The vascular system of leaves affects both the mechanical strength of the leaf and the
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