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What is the role of epidermis in plants?


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The epidermis is present on the outer surface of the entire plant body. The cells of the epidermal tissue form a continuous layer without any intercellular spaces. It performs the following important functions:

(i) It forms the protective layer of the plant body

(ii) It protects the plant against mechanical injury

(iii) It allows exchange of gases through the stomata

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