Boke, Norman H. University of Oklahoma, Norman, Oklahoma.
Last reviewed:January 2020
- Multiple epidermis
- Cutin, cuticle, and waxes
- Bulliform (motor) cells
- Root hairs
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The outermost layer (occasionally several layers) of cells on the primary plant body. Its origin and structure are variable. In addition to a general description of the epidermis of plants, this article singles out five structural components of the tissue: (1) cuticle; (2) stomatal apparatus (including guard cells and subsidiary cells); (3) bulliform (motor) cells; (4) trichomes; and (5) root hairs.
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