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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7) This molecular-oriented strategy led to the identification of three peptide hormones, namely, C-terminally encoded peptide (CEP), involved in long-distance nitrogen demand signaling, (8) root meristem growth factor (RGF), regulating root meristem development,9) and Casparian strip integrity factor (CIF) required for contiguous Casparian strip formation.
A key part of that cellular barrier is the Casparian strip, which also helps plants to tolerate stresses such as salinity, drought and flooding.
The last layer of the cortex, characterized by small-sized and thin walls cells surrounding the central cylinder represents endodermis, that the casparian strip is not clear in it.
Newly mature endodermal cells always have a casparian strip (c.
A parenchymatous cortex underlies the epidermis, with endodermis (Figure 2D) devoid of Casparian strips and starch.
At the costa, there is a central, parenchymatose area, surrounded by an endodermis with Casparian strips, with conducting tissues; xylem assumes the shape of an open V, and scarce phloem develops at the ends of the xylem arms.
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