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Name: Felix
Status:  student
Grade: 12+
Location: CA
Country: USA
Date: Fall 2013


Do leaves in the shade grow larger than leaves in more sunlight?


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The general response of plants to shade conditions is to grow larger but thinner leaves.

Jim Tokuhisa, Ph.D.
Assistant Professor of Practice
Biological Sciences (MC 0406)
Virginia Tech
Blacksburg, VA 24061

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