Cuticle Layer of Plant

Cuticle Layer of Plant

the cuticle layer of a plant is the protective, waxy covering on top of the leaves that is made by the epidermal cells. The cuticle is made of an insoluble cuticular membrane that is covered with soluble waxes. This cuticle is one of the innovations that plants evolved with more than 400 million years ago. In this picture, the leaf has a very waxy feeling due to its cuticle layer.

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by | August 27, 2012 · 10:05 pm

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