Epidermis: Outer Cell Layer of the Plant

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The epidermis is the protective outer layer of clonally related cells covering all plant organs. It is composed of a number of specialised cell types which differentiate from the basal epidermal cell in adaptively significant frequencies and patterns. The epidermis is unique in developing solely through anticlinal divisions, generating a sheet of cells overlying the rest of the plant. This sheet is connected biochemically to the cell layers below, with information exchange occurring...
Authors: Beverley j. Glover