Characterization of aqueous pores in plant cuticles and permeation of ionic solutes.

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Plant cuticles are lipid membranes with separate diffusion paths for lipophilic non-electrolytes and hydrated ionic compounds. Ions are lipid insoluble and require an aqueous pathway across cuticles. Based on experimental data, the aqueous pathway in cuticles has been characterized. Aqueous pores arise by hydration of permanent dipoles and ionic functional… (More)

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