The roles of the cuticle in plant development: organ adhesions and beyond.

@article{Ingram2017TheRO,
  title={The roles of the cuticle in plant development: organ adhesions and beyond.},
  author={Gwyneth Ingram and Christiane Nawrath},
  journal={Journal of experimental botany},
  year={2017},
  volume={68 19},
  pages={5307-5321}
}
Cuticles, which are composed of a variety of aliphatic molecules, impregnate epidermal cell walls forming diffusion barriers that cover almost all the aerial surfaces in higher plants. In addition to revealing important roles for cuticles in protecting plants against water loss and other environmental stresses and aggressions, mutants with permeable cuticles show major defects in plant development, such as abnormal organ formation as well as altered seed germination and viability. However… CONTINUE READING

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