Testing for starch in the leaves

Testing for starch in the leaves

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Testing for starch in the leaves

  • A leaf is boiled in water to kill protoplasm and burst starch granule present
  • Then, it is boiled in alcohol to remove chlorophyll
  • Then, it is dipped in hot water to soften it
  • Iodine is applied on a white tile
  • The leaf is washed with water
  • Parts that contain starch remain blue

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