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In some plants like desert plants, epidermis has a thick waxy coating of cutin (chemical substance with waterproof quality) on its outer surface. Can we

think of a reason for this?

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In deserts, water is scarce and saving water is a major step which plants of this region have to undertake. So in many of the desert plants like - Yucca, Creosote , Cactus etc, the epidermis has a thick waxy coating of cutin.
This restricts the loss of water through transpiration. 
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