Anatomy Anatomical features of the mantle Anatomy of the mantle in longitudinal section Anatomy of the cortical cells in longitudinal section

anatomy mantle longitudinal section cortical (epidermal) cells shape

In roots of Angiosperms the Hartig net comprises the epidermis, of Gymnosperms the cortical cells. The shape of cortical (epidermal) cells with Hartig net is variable depending upon their distance from the root tip, and whether they are formed by the outer row or by the second row of root cells, and also regarding the tree genus involved in the formation of ectomycorrhizae. Up to now, only very limited information is available about the influence of the fungus on the shape of cortical cells.

click for enlarged view 1 rectangular
click for enlarged view 2 round
click for enlarged view 3 radially-oval to -elliptic
click for enlarged view 4 tangentially-oval to -elliptic or -cylindrical, and oriented obliquely
click for enlarged view 5 tangentially-oval to -elliptic or -cylindrical, and oriented in parallel to root axis
click for enlarged view 6 radially-oval to -elliptic, oriented obliquely

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