sclereid function

Scott Shumway Scott_Shumway at
Fri Sep 29 14:32:30 EST 2000

Could it be that the sclereids provide a source of roughage that
accellerates the passage of seeds through the gut of a frugivore, thereby
helping to disperse the seeds and prevent them from spending too much time
in an acidic digestive tract?

Scott Shumway
Associate Professor of Biology
Dept. of Biology
Wheaton College
Norton, MA 02766
"Scott_Shumway at"
fax 508-285-8278


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