Cuticle thickness affects dynamics of volatile emission from petunia flowers

October 19th, 2020 by Pan Liao

Nature Chemical Biology, Published online: 19 October 2020; doi:10.1038/s41589-020-00670-w

The plant cuticle was initially thought to act as a passive diffusion barrier. Genetic and metabolic analysis reveals that it is also a sink/concentrator for volatiles protecting cells from toxic effects of these hydrophobic compounds.
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