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Citrus deliciosa.
Development of Secretory Glands in the Skin of the Fruit

Production Centres of Essential Oils

1. Initials. A pair of cells consisting of an epidermal cell and the cell below it; 2., 3. Anticline divisions.; 4. Pericline division; 5., 6. Increasing size of the glandular tissue; 7. End of the cell divisions; 8., 9. Beginning formation of the cavern, resolving of the cell walls in the centre of the gland; 10. Finished cavern (filled with essential oils). (A. BOSABALIDES, I. TSEKOS, 1982)

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