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 or 14K gold plated brass, finished with a 45 cm/18 inch long sterling silver or gold plated silver chain*, and is ready for gift giving with a gift box, polishing cloth, and care instructions.
*While a 45 cm/18 inch fits most, other chain lengths are available. At checkout, write a note indicating your preference.
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