Mucigel meaning

myo͝osĭ-jĕl
The slimy, viscous substance secreted by the roots of plants, consisting of a hydrated polysaccharide. Mucigel lubricates the tips of roots as they push their way through the soil during growth. Soil particles adhere to the mucigel layer around the root, improving the uptake of moisture and nutrients. The mucigel also encourages the growth of beneficial fungi and bacteria that fix nitrogen in the soil.
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A slimy substance that covers the rootcap in plants. It is a highly hydrated polysaccharide.
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Origin of mucigel

  • muci- +‎ gel

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