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Purity of the sacred lotus, or escape from contamination in biological surfaces
Abstract. The microrelief of plant surfaces, mainly caused by epicuticular wax crystalloids, serves different purposes and often causes effective water repellency. Furthermore, the adhesion ofExpand
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Classification and terminology of plant epicuticular waxes
Plant cuticles are covered by waxes with considerable ultrastructural and chemical diversity. Many of them are of great systematic significance. Waxes are an essential structural element of theExpand
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Noncoding plastid trnT‐trnF sequences reveal a well resolved phylogeny of basal angiosperms
Recent contributions from DNA sequences have revolutionized our concept of systematic relationships in angiosperms. However, parts of the angiosperm tree remain unclear. Previous studies have beenExpand
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Angiosperm phylogeny based on matK sequence information.
Plastid matK gene sequences for 374 genera representing all angiosperm orders and 12 genera of gymnosperms were analyzed using parsimony (MP) and Bayesian inference (BI) approaches. Traditionally,Expand
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Characterization and Distribution of Water-repellent, Self-cleaning Plant Surfaces
Abstract During the last 20 years, a wealth of data dealing with scanning electron microscopy of plant surfaces has been published. The ultrastructure of epidermal surfaces has been investigated withExpand
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Wettability and Contaminability of Insect Wings as a Function of Their Surface Sculptures
Abstract The wing surfaces of 97 insect species from virtually all relevant major groups were examined by high resolution scanning-electron-microscopy, in order to identify the relationships betweenExpand
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Evolution of Piperales--matK gene and trnK intron sequence data reveal lineage specific resolution contrast.
Piperales represent the largest basal angiosperm order with a nearly worldwide distribution. The order includes three species rich genera, Piper (ca. 2000 species), Peperomia (ca. 1500-1700 species),Expand
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Structure-function relationships of the plant cuticle and cuticular waxes - a smart material?
The cuticle is the main interface between plants and their environment. It covers the epidermis of all aerial primary parts of plant organs as a continuous extracellular matrix. This hydrophobicExpand
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Seasonal changes of leaf surface contamination in beech, oak, and ginkgo in relation to leaf micromorphology and wettability
The leaf surfaces of beech, oak and ginkgo have been investigated with respect to contamination with particles during one growing season. Based on the observation that particles are removed fromExpand
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Detecting and Characterizing the Highly Divergent Plastid Genome of the Nonphotosynthetic Parasitic Plant Hydnora visseri (Hydnoraceae)
Plastid genomes of photosynthetic flowering plants are usually highly conserved in both structure and gene content. However, the plastomes of parasitic and mycoheterotrophic plants may be releasedExpand
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