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(Science: botany) thin membranous or fibrous outer layers of a bulb or corm.

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... ability to biosynthesize cellulose. In ascidians cellulose is synthesized in the epidermis and incorporated into a protective coat know as the tunic. A putative cellulose synthase-like gene was first identified in the genome sequences of the ascidian Ciona intestinalis. We describe here a cellulose ...

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by David George
Sun Mar 12, 2006 1:05 pm
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: The Sea Squirt
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