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cuticles of plants by John Thomas Martin

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Published by Edward Arnold in London .
Written in English


  • Plant cells and tissues.

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bibl p301-328.

Statementby J. T. Martin and B. E. Juniper.
ContributionsJuniper, B. E.
LC ClassificationsQK725
The Physical Object
Paginationxx,347p. :
Number of Pages347
ID Numbers
Open LibraryOL21666311M
ISBN 100713122455

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In this book early work on the plant cuticle is reviewed and recent work described. However, the book is by no means solely descriptive. Three chapters are devoted to aspects of the cuticle in action and include relationships between cuticles and dynamic processes such as secretion, gaseous exchange, pollination, water absorption and loss, reflection of light, and the Cited by:   The main function of the plant cuticle is the protection of plants from uncontrolled water loss, and thus the water-permeability of plant cuticles is of major ecological interest (Riederer and Schreiber, ). In agriculture, plant cuticles often represent the major barrier, which has to be overcome, when chemicals are sprayed on to leaf by:   The plant cuticle is an extracellular hydrophobic layer that covers the aerial epidermis of all land plants, providing protection against desiccation and external environmental stresses. The past decade has seen considerable progress in assembling models for the biosynthesis of its two major components, the polymer cutin and cuticular waxes. Most . These measurements allow estimating water loss from plants, including transgenic plants with an altered cuticle and wax composition. Based on representative examples, the authors describe the basics of sorption, diffusion and permeability characteristics of : $

The cuticle, together with its associated waxes, acts as a diffusion barrier against the uncontrolled loss of water and solutes from leaves. It forms a mechanical barrier against penetration by fungi and pests and communicates with them via chemical signa. It is a common aliphatic biopolymer in cuticles of drought-adapted plants (Boom et al., ) and increases in content in some plants as they reach maturity. Apparently, during maturation of these plants, cutan replaces the cutin secreted in the early stages of cuticle development (Schmidt and Schönherr, ).   The first plant colonizers of land, approximately million years ago in the mid-Paleozoic era, faced a daunting set of challenges associated with their new terrestrial environment, including desiccation, temperature extremes, gravity, and increased exposure to UV radiation (Waters, ; Leliaert et al., ).The transition from an exclusively aquatic to a Cited by: This book includes a review of physical and chemical techniques for isolating and studying plant cuticles and of the chemotaxonomy and chemical differentiation of materials such as cutin and suberin. A section is also devoted to the cuticle in decay and to the commercial uses of cuticle materials. The discussion of plant surfaces is comprehensive; it includes the nature of Cited by: