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12D Homework – Plants
November 9, 2012, 2:53 pm
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Green Plant cells typically have cell walls containing cellulose.
With the defining feature typically being the acquisition of energy through sunlight via photosynthesis using chlorophyll contained within chloroplasts.

Comment by matthewbesley

Plants are multicellular eukaryotes and are autotrophic, and all have a large central vacuole.
Currently around 260 000 species

Comment by hannahgooch

Plants have parenchyma cells which are living cells that have diverse functions ranging from storage and support to photosynthesis and phloem loading (transfer cells). Apart from the xylem and phloem in their vascular bundles, leaves are composed mainly of parenchyma cells. Some parenchyma cells, as in the epidermis (outer leaf), are specialized for light penetration and focusing or regulation of gas exchange, but others are among the least specialized cells in plant tissue, and may remain totipotent, capable of dividing to produce new populations of undifferentiated cells, throughout their lives. Parenchyma cells have thin, permeable primary walls enabling the transport of small molecules between them.

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