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 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.
Cortex is parenchymatous with secretory ducts (Figure 5B) and there is no evidence of endodermis with Casparian strips nor starchy sheath.
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