what is cuticle ??


The epidermal cells in the plant secrete a waxy substance called cutin which forms a layer of variable thickness called the cuticle within and on the outer surface of the cell walls. This helps to reduce water loss by evaporation from the plant surface as well as helping the plant to prevent the entry of pathogens.

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 upper most or lets say outer most layer of the leaves

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Cuticles are protective, hydrophobic, waxy coverings produced by the epidermal cells of leaves, young shoots and all other aerial plant organs. Cuticles minimize water loss and effectively reduce pathogen entry due to their waxy secretion.

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cuticle is the outermost non living layer

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 thnx every1

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