What is the role of the epidermis in plants?

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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