Why is the epidermis of desert plants coated with cutin

Asked by  | 2nd Jul, 2008, 11:57: AM

Expert Answer:

Cutin is a chemical substance with waterproof quality. Hence epidermis of desert plants are coated with a thick coating of cutin to prevent water loss. This is a mechanism to manage the water-stress faced by the plants in deserts.

Answered by  | 2nd Jul, 2008, 12:31: PM

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