A community for students.

Here's the question you clicked on:

55 members online
  • 0 replying
  • 0 viewing

anonymous

  • 4 years ago

The cytoplasm of the lower epidermal cells of the plant species Zebrina contains purple pigment. What is the advantage of using the purple colored epidermis of Zebrina

  • This Question is Closed
  1. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    It can be used for dyes. The Phoenecians especially loved the dye purple because it was a sign of wealth.

  2. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    i think it's about maximization of the photosynthesis efficiency. anthocyanin which causes the purple colour reflects the passing light back to the parts where the chlorophyll is present. so, it makes the light, which plant couldn't absorb, available again.

  3. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    when we did an experiment for studying stomatal aperatus,we took these leaves as lower epidermal peel are the ones having comparably large amount of stomata(both in monocot & dicot) since they are already purple,they need not be stained additionally for viewing through a microscope

  4. anonymous
    • 4 years ago
    Best Response
    You've already chosen the best response.
    Medals 0

    the pigment is ananthocyanin

  5. Not the answer you are looking for?
    Search for more explanations.

    • Attachments:

Ask your own question

Sign Up
Find more explanations on OpenStudy
Privacy Policy

Your question is ready. Sign up for free to start getting answers.

spraguer (Moderator)
5 → View Detailed Profile

is replying to Can someone tell me what button the professor is hitting...

23

  • Teamwork 19 Teammate
  • Problem Solving 19 Hero
  • You have blocked this person.
  • ✔ You're a fan Checking fan status...

Thanks for being so helpful in mathematics. If you are getting quality help, make sure you spread the word about OpenStudy.

This is the testimonial you wrote.
You haven't written a testimonial for Owlfred.