What are stomata responsible for?


The word stomata refers to minute pores in the epidermis of a leaf or plant stem which allows the movement of gases. These gases include oxygen and carbon dioxide which pass through the stomata. It also absorbs water while removing any that is deemed excess.
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Stomata are pores that are contained in the outer surface of stem and leaves in plants that use photosynthesis. They are useful for gas exchange between oxygen and carbon dioxide.
Carbon Dioxide enters the plant through small openings on the undersides of the leaves called stomata.
The primary function of stomata in the leaf is photosynthesis. This essential process begins during daylight hours and continues only while light is present. Carbon dioxide gas is
Stomata:1:a minute epidermal pore in a leaf or stem through which gases and water vapor can pass;
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[stoh-muh-tuh, stom-uh-, stoh-mah-tuh]
a plural of stoma
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Stomata are very tiny holes on the surface of leaves, and can be viewed more clearly under a microscope. The pores are opened and closed by special cells called guard cells, and this is how the plant exchanges oxygen and carbon dioxide with the air. The amount of light, moisture and carbon dioxide will affect the number of stomata on a leaf.
Stomata are microscopic pores surrounded by guard cells in the epidermis of leaves and stems that allows gas exchange between the environment and the interior of the plant.
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