root cap


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root cap

n. Botany
A thimble-shaped mass of cells that covers and protects the root tip.

root cap

n
1. (Botany) a hollow cone of loosely arranged cells that covers the growing tip of a root and protects it during its passage through the soil
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Noun1.root cap - thimble-shaped mass of cells covering and protecting the growing tip of a rootroot cap - thimble-shaped mass of cells covering and protecting the growing tip of a root
plant organ - a functional and structural unit of a plant or fungus
root - (botany) the usually underground organ that lacks buds or leaves or nodes; absorbs water and mineral salts; usually it anchors the plant to the ground
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However, disordered root growth and negative gravitropism should occur with the necrosis of the root cap and, consequently, in statoliths (BURGOS et al.
1) where the root cap is formed by an elongated columella deriving from the columella mother cells below the permanent initials.
Root mucilage is primarily produced by the root cap (border) cells, is left behind as the root grows forward, and contains complex polysaccharides with charged carboxyl groups, neutral sugars, proteins, and phenolics, depending on species (Miki et al.
It is worth noting that the root cap and the root tip region at the boundary of root cap in all root tissue prints showed syr-oxidase activity.
has ruled out a role of the root cap and emphasizes that the root
Staining with hematoxylin revealed that the site of toxicity is the root cap and elongating zone, since Al was detected specifically in the apical 0-6-mm portion.