- The root cap covers the root tip and secrets mucilage which facilitates the movement of the growing roots in the soil.
- It has also been suggested that it reduces soil mechanical impedance by means of its secretion of slimy mucilage and by the sloughing of border cells.
- They say that things are on the way out when you produce volumes of clear mucilage.
- The mucilage is probably secreted by this apical cell.
- Additional mucilage is secreted by rhizosphere microbes.