Term Information

Accession
PO:0000022
Name
plant cuticle
Ontology
plant_anatomy
Synonyms
cutícula (Spanish, exact), 植物クチクラ (Japanese, exact), cuticle (broad)
Alternate IDs
None
Definition
A portion of plant substance (PO:0025161) composed of cutin (PO:0025385), a polyester matrix of hydroxy- and hydroxy epoxy fatty acids C16 and C18 chains, embedded and overlayed with cuticular wax (PO:0025386) and forming a layer on the surface of a plant epidermis (PO:0005679). Source: POC:Laurel_Cooper, ISBN:0471245208
Comment
The plant cuticle is produced in and secreted by epidermal cells (PO:0004013) of leaves (PO:0025034), stems (PO:0009047), fruits (PO:0009001), and other aerial plant structures. It has as parts an inner cuticle proper (PO:0025387) and an outer layer of epicuticular wax (PO:0025388).
Subset
None
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Parents of plant cuticle (PO:0000022)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
plant cuticle [RO:0002220 relation] RO:0002220  epidermis (PO:0005679)
plant cuticle [is_a relation] is_a  portion of plant substance (PO:0025161)
plant cuticle [is_a relation] is_a  independent continuant (BFO:0000004)
Children of plant cuticle (PO:0000022)
subject[Reorder by subject] relation[Reorder by relation] object[Reorder by object]
plant cuticle ridge (PO:0025536) [is_a relation] is_a  plant cuticle
cutin (PO:0025385) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  plant cuticle
cuticular wax (PO:0025386) [BFO:0000050 relation] BFO:0000050  plant cuticle
PO_GIT
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