Plant cuticles: an integrated functional approach

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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

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Baur P Institut fur Obstbau und Baumschule Universitat Hannover Am Steinberg
Espelie K E Department of Entomology University of Georgia Athens GA 30602
Structure and ontogeny of plant cuticles C E Jeffree

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