The epidermis in plants is a layer of cells that usually covers the roots, stems, leaves and flowers of plants. The epidermis is 4 layers thick, and are as follows- stratum basale, stratum corneum, stratum granulosum, stratum spinosum.
- The role of the epidermis in plants are as follows:
- Provides protection against water loss
- Regulates the process of gas exchange
- Epidermis secretes metabolic compounds
- Absorption of water and essential minerals
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