11th Class Biology Anatomy of Flowering Plants

  • question_answer 58)
      Deciduous plants shed their leaves during hot summer or in autumn. This process of shedding of leaves is called abscission. Apart from physiological changes what anatomical mechanism is involved in the abscission of leaves.


                      he process of shedding of leaves during hot summer or in autumn by deciduous plants is t known as abscission. Anatomically, the cells of abscission zone are thin-walled and without deposition of lignin or suberin. At the time of abscission, the middle lamella may dissolve between the cells of two middlelayers but the primary wall remain intact. The middle lamella as well as the primary walls ofthe adjacent cells is dissolved. Ultimately the whole cells of middle layer found in theabscission layer gets dissolve completely. Thus, there is separation of plant organ, i.e., leaf from the plant, wherever there is rainfall or wind,

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