An extensin-rich matrix lines the carinal canals in Equisetum ramosissimum, which may function as water-conducting channels.

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BACKGROUND AND AIMS The anatomy of Equisetum stems is characterized by the occurrence of vallecular and carinal canals. Previous studies on the carinal canals in several Equisetum species suggest that they convey water from one node to another. METHODS Cell wall composition and ultrastructure have been studied using immunocytochemistry and electron… (More)
DOI: 10.1093/aob/mcr161

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