Cutin, Biology

CUTIN

It is a lipid formed by polymerization and cross-esterification of hydroxy fatty acids.

Cutin occurs inside outer epidermal walls of plant surfaces as bringing agent that also reduces the rate of transpiration.

Along with wax, cutin forms a layer of cuticle on the surface of leaves and other soft organs.

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