Want to learn or teach about plant cell in your biology class? Well, you gotta need a plant cell diagram for that. In this post, we have collected a handy of printable plant cell diagram that you can freely download. First and foremost, the structure of plant cells has similarities and differences compared with the structure of animal cells. The following diagram shows the parts of plant cells shown in the diagram above with brief notes about each of the structures types of organelles in plant cells.
Cited from several sources, a plant cell is similar to an animal cell in some ways, but there are also some basic differences. Plant cells have rigid outer cell walls outside cell membranes, while animal cells have only cell membranes around the outer perimeter. A plant cell diagram can be helpful in teaching science to students. Plant cells have a cell wall, a large central vacuole, and plastids such as chloroplasts. The cell wall is a rigid layer that is found outside the cell membrane and surrounds the cell, providing structural support and protection. The central vacuole maintains turgor pressure against the cell wall. More detailed diagrams can be seen in the following images.
As you can see, the cell wall is a tough, usually flexible but fairly rigid layer that surrounds the plant cells. It is located just outside the cell membrane and it provides the cells with structural support and protection. A major function of the cell wall is to act as a pressure vessel, preventing over-expansion when water enters the plant cells. The strongest component of the cell wall is a carbohydrate called cellulose, a polymer of glucose. Scroll down for more varied diagrams!
In brief, plant cells have certain distinguishing features, including chloroplasts, cell walls, and intracellular vacuoles. Save and print these diagrams to learn more about the structure of plant cell! See you on the next post!