wax biosynthetic process

Known as: wax synthesis, wax formation, wax biosynthesis 
The chemical reactions and pathways resulting in the formation of wax, which includes C16 and C18 fatty acids. [ISBN:0943088399]
National Institutes of Health

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2013
Review
2013
Cuticular waxes and cutin form the cuticle, a hydrophobic layer covering the aerial surfaces of land plants and acting as a… (More)
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2011
Highly Cited
2011
Drought stress activates several defense responses in plants, such as stomatal closure, maintenance of root water uptake, and… (More)
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2007
Highly Cited
2007
Most aerial surfaces of plants are covered by cuticular wax that is synthesized in epidermal cells. The wax mixture on the… (More)
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2006
Highly Cited
2006
A waxy cuticle that serves as a protective barrier against uncontrolled water loss and environmental damage coats the aerial… (More)
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
Epicuticular wax forms a layer of hydrophobic material on plant aerial organs, which constitutes a protective barrier between the… (More)
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2004
Highly Cited
2004
The interface between plants and the environment plays a dual role as a protective barrier as well as a medium for the exchange… (More)
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2003
Highly Cited
2003
Insertional mutagenesis of Arabidopsis ecotype C24 was used to identify a novel mutant, designated wax2, that had alterations in… (More)
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Highly Cited
1999
Highly Cited
1999
Land plants secrete a layer of wax onto their aerial surfaces that is essential for survival in a terrestrial environment. This… (More)
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1999
Highly Cited
1999
An Arabidopsis fatty acid elongase gene, KCS1, with a high degree of sequence identity to FAE1, encodes a 3-ketoacyl-CoA synthase… (More)
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1995
Highly Cited
1995
The aerial parts of plants are coated with an epicuticular wax layer, which is important as a first line of defense against… (More)
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