Casparian strip


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Casparian strip

(kæˈspɛərɪən)
n
(Botany) botany a band of suberized material around the radial walls of endodermal cells: impervious to gases and liquids
[C20: named after Robert Caspary, 19th-century German botanist]
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A key part of that cellular barrier is the Casparian strip, which also helps plants to tolerate stresses such as salinity, drought and flooding.
Until recently, little was known about the genes that drive the formation of the Casparian strip, which is composed of a fine band of lignin, the polymer that gives wood its strength.
Newly mature endodermal cells always have a casparian strip (c.
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