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epicuticle

(ĕp′ĭ-kyo͞o′tĭ-kəl)
n.
The outermost layer of cuticle of an arthropod exoskeleton, composed mostly of wax.
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Once the cuticle of the leaves constitute a barrier that, among other functions, protects the plant against pathogens by consisting of a physical barrier and by providing a dynamic defense based on signaling circuits and effector molecules (Reina-Pinto & Yephremov, 2009), the epicuticular wax disruption in V.
In transmission and scanning micrographs, the epicuticle displays short, narrow epicuticular tubercles and pits (Figs.
Winter.Taxonomic significance of the epicuticular wax composition in species of the genus Clusia from Panama.Bioch.
Epicuticular wax (EWL) deposition in plants cause to adapt against salinity [9].
Role of the integument in insect immunity: epicuticular abrasion and induction of cecropin synthesis in cuticular epithelial cells.
Epicuticular protein pellicle was observed only in Caesalpinia echinata (Fig.
The electromicrographies of epicuticular wax and trichomes were obtained using a Scanning Electronic Microscope (SEM) JEOL JSM-6380LV, and the documentation in Photonic Leica Microscope DMLB, attached to an image capture system.
Barbosa, "Effects of leaf epicuticular wax on the movement, foraging behavior, and attack efficacy of Diaeretiella rapae," Entomologia Experimentalis et Applicata, vol.