Science Jewelry: C4 Kranz Anatomy pendant in silver
Science Jewelry: Kranz Leaf anatomy pendant in polished silver, modeled
Science Jewelry: C4 Kranz Anatomy pendant in silver

Kranz Leaf Anatomy Pendant

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This pendant depicts the Kranz anatomy of leaves specialized for C4-type photosynthesis by monocots and some dicot plants. Shown as a cross-section of the leaf, thick layers of cells surround the vascular bundle forming a wreath ('Kranz' in German). It is in these cells surrounding the vascular bundle that the biochemical reactions of C4 photosynthesis occur. C4 photosynthesis is more efficient under certain environmental conditions, such as drought, resulting in more carbon fixation than C3 photosynthesis.

The pendant is 1.4 cm wide and 3.3 cm long below the loop.

The pendant is 3D printed in solid sterling silver, brass or bronze and shipped with a sterling silver, gold-plated silver or rose gold-plated silver anchor chain to match.


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