A theoretical approach to the relationship between wettability and surface microstructures of epidermal cells and structured cuticles of flower petals.

@article{Taneda2015ATA,
  title={A theoretical approach to the relationship between wettability and surface microstructures of epidermal cells and structured cuticles of flower petals.},
  author={Haruhiko Taneda and Ayako Watanabe-Taneda and Rita Chhetry and Hiroshi Ikeda},
  journal={Annals of botany},
  year={2015},
  volume={115 6},
  pages={923-37}
}
BACKGROUND AND AIMS The epidermal surface of a flower petal is composed of convex cells covered with a structured cuticle, and the roughness of the surface is related to the wettability of the petal. If the surface remains wet for an excessive amount of time the attractiveness of the petal to floral visitors may be impaired, and adhesion of pathogens may be promoted. However, it remains unclear how the epidermal cells and structured cuticle contribute to surface wettability of a petal… CONTINUE READING

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