Understanding Plant Cell Structures

What are the two structures in plant cells that are not in animal cells and provide support for the plant?

A. cell wall, cytoskeleton

B. cell membrane, cytoskeleton

C. cell wall, large central vacuole

D. large central vacuole and cell membrane


Cell Wall and large central vacuole

Plant cells possess two unique structures, namely the cell wall and large central vacuole, which provide essential support for the plant's growth and development.

The cell wall is a rigid structure that surrounds the plant cell membrane, giving plants their characteristic shape and providing structural support. It helps plants withstand external forces and maintain their overall structure.

On the other hand, the large central vacuole plays a crucial role in storing water, nutrients, and waste products within the plant cell. It helps regulate the cell's turgor pressure, maintains cellular pH balance, and stores essential substances derived from photosynthesis.

Both the cell wall and large central vacuole are unique features of plant cells that contribute to their ability to thrive in various environments and fulfill their biological functions effectively.

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