Sealing plant surfaces: cuticular wax formation by epidermal cells.


The vital importance of plant surface wax in protecting tissue from environmental stresses is reflected in the huge commitment of epidermal cells to cuticle formation. During cuticle deposition, a massive flux of lipids occurs from the sites of lipid synthesis in the plastid and the endoplasmic reticulum to the plant surface. Recent genetic studies in… (More)
DOI: 10.1146/annurev.arplant.59.103006.093219


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