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lignify

[′lig·nə‚fī]
(botany)
To convert cell wall constituents into wood or woody tissue by chemical and physical changes.
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Morphologically, the seeds of most cultigens of Cucurbita pepo normally possess a thick, leathery outer layer (hull) due to the strong lignification of some of the testa layers (Latifi et al.
All technical hemp and flax fibres, including the hackling noil, occur as compact bundles of elementary fibres that are characterised by a high degree of lignifications of both their cell walls and the intermediate lamellae that cement the elementary fibres into bundles [Blascu, 2007] [Bla[degrees]cu, 2006] [Malcomete, 2000] [Blascu, 2007] [Blascu, 2007].
This response may leads to lignifications of cell walls of tomato root which is a mechanical barrier for the pathogens (38).
Overexpression of cotton (Gossypium hirsutum) dirigent 1 gene enhances lignifications that blocks the spread of Verticillium dahlia.