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    1.) Insects limit water loss by having a small surface area to volume ratio. Why is this not a feasible way of limiting water loss in plants?

    Could anyone help with this please?

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    I think its because plants have a waxy cuticle but don't have a small surface area to volume ratio like insects. Insects also do havy a waxy substance on the outer surface
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    (Original post by dp00)
    1.) Insects limit water loss by having a small surface area to volume ratio. Why is this not a feasible way of limiting water loss in plants?

    Could anyone help with this please?

    Thanks!
    even if there is a small SA:VOL ratio the plant can still have many stomatal pores allowing transpiration. plants limit water loss through the waxy cuticle and through closing stomatal pores when little water is available
 
 
 
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