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China Biotechnology
China Biotechnology  2016, Vol. 36 Issue (9): 75-80    DOI: 10.13523/j.cb.20160909
Research Progress in Plant Cuticular Wax Biosynthesize and Regulation
YANG Xian-peng1,2, WANG Zhou-ya1,2, GAO Xiang1,2, LI Rong-jun, LÜ Shi-you1
1 Key Laboratory of Plant Germplasm Enhancement and Specialty Agriculture, Wuhan Botanical Garden, Chinese Academy of Sciences, Wuhan 430074, China;
2 University of Chinese Academy of Sciences, Beijing 100049, China
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The epicuticular wax coating the aerial surface of land plants is a hydrophobic lipid component, which forms a barrier against environmental stresses. It plays key roles in restricting non-stomatal water loss, protecting plants against the attack of pathogen and insect, and ultraviolet radiation. Recent progress on the biosynthesis pathway and regulation of epicuticular wax was reviewed. The questions and future application were discussed.

Key wordsEpicuticular wax      Biosynthesis      Regulation     
Received: 17 March 2016      Published: 25 September 2016
ZTFLH:  Q946.8  
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YANG Xian-peng, WANG Zhou-ya, GAO Xiang, LI Rong-jun, LÜ Shi-you. Research Progress in Plant Cuticular Wax Biosynthesize and Regulation. China Biotechnology, 2016, 36(9): 75-80.

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