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Effects of changes in leaf properties mediated by methyl jasmonate (MeJA) on foliar absorption of Zn, Mn, and Fe

This study highlights the potential importance of the combined thickness of the cuticle and epidermal cell wall in the absorption of foliar-applied nutrients.

Desert plants, got ’em covered…

This week Nigel turns his dry wit on desert plants, and finds a cuticle full of charm.

Two strategies by epiphytic orchids for maintaining water balance: thick cuticles in leaves and water storage in pseudobulbs

Epiphytes are an important component of tropical and subtropical flora, and serve vital ecological functions in forest hydrology and nutrient fluxes...

Maternal cuticle protects moss offspring from dehydration

Funaria hygrometrica calyptra may represent the earliest occurrence of maternal protection via structural provisioning of a cuticle in green plants.

Lignin and/or suberin? Lignin!

For as long as the Casparian strip (CS) – an impervious component of the endodermal cell wall that blocks the passive flow of water...

Molecular genetics of cuticle formation in Prunus

During growth, the fruit surface of sweet cherry, Prunus avium, expands rapidly whilst only a relatively small amount of new cuticular material is produced,...

Bryophytes and the evolution of early land plants (Review)

Land plants arose from a common ancestor at least 470 million years ago and presently encompass four major lineages: liverworts, mosses, hornworts and tracheophytes....

Is the moss calyptra covered by a cuticle?

Over a century ago, the gametophytic calyptra was predicted to be covered by a cuticle that protects the sporophyte apex from desiccation. Budke et...

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Phylogeny, age and adaptive evolution of genus Allium

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Plants from different climates can react to drought in similar ways

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