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Postby Tina Hakola » Tue Mar 08, 2005 1:05 am

what cellular features differentiate plants from animals?How are the structures that are unique to plants important to their success?
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Postby Sinead Ryan » Tue Mar 08, 2005 3:50 pm

the most important on i can think of are the plasts most notably chloroplast. Chloroplast are in plant cell and contain a green pigment called chlorophyll which can harness sunlight to make food for the plant in a process know as photosynthsis. Another would be leucoplasts which contains pigments which colour the petals (and some leaves) of plants.
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Postby MrMistery » Tue Mar 08, 2005 9:05 pm

Another fundamental difference between a plant cell and an animal cell is that plant cells have a cellular wall protecting each cell. This is usually made out of cellulose, but not always. The bad part of having a cellular wall is it makes the cell imobile and thus incapable of endocitosys and other processes like this
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