Isolation of Plant Cuticles With Zinc Chloride-hydrochloric Acid Solution.

Abstract

rhe cuiticle of plants is a heterogenous memnbranie in which wax, pectin and cellulose in varying l)ro)ortions are contained in a cutin franmework. In the isolation of cuticular membranes from leaves or fruits the wax is nornially removed by extraction xvith ani organic solvent before detachment of the memnbranes from the underlying epidermal cells… (More)

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