epicuticle

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epicuticle

[¦ep·ə′kyüd·i·kəl]
(invertebrate zoology)
The outer, waxy layer of an insect cuticle or exoskeleton.
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7]) reaction with epicuticular wax that cause to colour change.
The striking prevalence of degraded plant epicuticular wax components in the mortarium residues indicates that whatever the purpose(s) of mortaria, they fulfilled a unique role compared with the other domestic vessels investigated from British Iron Age and Roman sites.
Composite structure of the crystalline epicuticular wax layer of the slippery zone in the pitchers of the carnivorous plant Nepenthes alata and its effect on insect attachment.
Alguns autores mencionam que um dos efeitos do calor seria o efeito fisico de oclusao das fraturas e microferimentos pelo derretimento das ceras existentes na camada epicuticular, protegendo, desta forma, o fruto da entrada de patogenos (SCHIRRA et al.
100 cm long, 3-4 cm in diameter, erect, glabrous, wine colored; scape bracts the basal ones subfoliaceous, the upper suborbicular, acute and apiculate to acuminate, suberect with recurved apex, its basal portion enfolding the scape and with distinct water-holding capacity, distinctly exceeding the internodes but not hiding the scape, green except for the sometimes reddish-wine adaxial apex, densely covered by white epicuticular wax almost completely obscuring its color.
Nepenthes pitcher plants are typically carnivorous, producing pitchers with varying combinations of epicuticular wax crystals, viscoelastic fluids and slippery peristomes to trap arthropod prey, especially ants.
2007) and epicuticular surface sculpturing (Parker & Hegedus 2003) on the abdominal and cephalothoracic regions, on which these colors are typically located.
Epicuticular wax of subarctic Scots pine needles: response to sulfur and heavy metals deposition.
Transition of maize shoots from the juvenile to the adult stage is affected by a variety of leaf epidermal cell traits, including: leaf hairs, cell wall characteristics, and presence of epicuticular waxes such as those regulated by the maize putative transcription factor of Glossy 15 (g115).