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What does it mean when a plant leaf is 'de-starched'?

It is the process of eliminating starch reserves in a plant for experiments concerning photosynthesis. This is done by leaving the plant subject in a dark place with no light. Due to the lack of photosynthesis able to take place, stored starch is used up, thus the plant is de-starched.

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