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Leaf Anatomy

Submitted by rmirley on Mon, 02/12/2018 - 00:13

A plant leaf is composed of several layers. On the outside of the leaf, both top and bottom, there is a waxy layer called the cuticle. This layer helps to prevent water loss from the leaf so that the plant can have more control over its transpiration rates. The next layer is the epidermis, which is also on the top and bottom of the leaf. This layer serves primarily for protection of the internal structures of the leaf. The next layer from the top is the palisade layer. This layer is denesly packed and is primarily used for photosynthesis. The final layer from the top is the spongy mesophyll layer. This layer is thick, but loosely packed together. While it has some photosynthetic function, its primary purpose is to facilitate the gas exhanges within the leaf.  



You misspelled densely and echanges. "exhanges" "denesly" Try rereading or putting the paragraph through an online editor to avoid these

I think you should start with a stronger first sentence and maybe elaborate a bit on it. Maybe say, "The anatomy of the leaf is rather complex and contains a variety of layers with each involved in a different occupation. " 

I think instead of saying "both top and bottom" it would sound better if you just say that the leaf is coated, or that the entire outside is covered.