☘️ (Plant) Cells

The example for this topic will be (as per the specification) a palisade cell from a leaf. This is where palisade cells are located within a leaf:

 

 

They are just beneath the cuticle – very close to the leaf surface. You need to be familiar with the appearance of a palisade cell under an optical microscope. Without further ado, I present to you the stunning palisade cell:

 

 

Look at the black and white image. That is a micrograph of a leaf showing palisade cells along the surface. The blob in the centre that looks like a face is a palisade cell. The spheres lining its perimetre are chloroplasts. Can you spot the nucleus? Each palisade cell is surrounded by its cell wall which is made of…