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.
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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.
wax (EWL) deposition in plants cause to adapt against salinity .
Role of the integument in insect immunity: epicuticular
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protein pellicle was observed only in Caesalpinia echinata (Fig.
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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.
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