One of the mysteries of the English language finally explained.
- ‘Moreover, as fruit ripens, the achenes (a combination of seed and ovary tissue) undergo a strong lignification of their thick pericarp.’
- ‘These include host cell browning around the penetration site, phytoalexin accumulation, lignification and cell wall phenolic deposition, and pathogenesis-related protein induction.’
- ‘As plants do not possess a mechanism to degrade lignins, lignification represents a significant, non-recoverable investment of carbon and energy.’
- ‘Increased rates of suberization and lignification in the exodermis may lead to a greater resistance to the entry of materials into the root apoplast.’
- ‘It seems to be associated with lignification of host endodermis and pericycle cells at the penetration site.’
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