Kerstiens, Gerhard (1996) Signalling across the divide: A wider perspective of cuticular structure-function relationships. Trends in Plant Science, 1 (4). pp. 125-129. ISSN 1360-1385Full text not available from this repository.
The cuticle is designed to keep water and solutes in, but to keep invaders out. Contrary to traditional thought, the cuticle's thickness and overall wax load do not control water transport across it, Why then are some cuticles very thick or made with apparently excessive amounts of waxes? A more comprehensive approach to understanding cuticular structure-function relationships is called for, taking into account the maintenance of barrier properties as well as a range of other functions, which include offering a medium for communication between potential invaders and the plant, impeding penetration by insects and fungi, and reducing water retention by leaf surfaces.
|Journal or Publication Title:||Trends in Plant Science|
|Uncontrolled Keywords:||EPICUTICULAR WAX LOAD ; CITRUS LEAF CUTICLES ; PLANT CUTICLES ; TRANSPIRATION ; PENETRATION ; LIPIDS ; GROWTH ; PERMEABILITY ; ENVIRONMENT ; TRANSPORT|
|Subjects:||Q Science > QK Botany|
G Geography. Anthropology. Recreation > GE Environmental Sciences
|Departments:||Faculty of Science and Technology > Lancaster Environment Centre|
|Deposited On:||17 Nov 2011 12:40|
|Last Modified:||26 Jul 2012 19:50|
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