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Post by maries1952 » Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:08 am

One last question guys then I can finish off this chapter with my son
Again thanks to those who have helped me to understand to teach my son

Organic chemicals which help cell walls to conserve internal fluids are called?

Can someone help me understand this?

Thanks
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Post by canalon » Wed Dec 14, 2005 5:22 am

In bacteria or plants?

Anyway they are usually made of a complex mix of sugars (As pectin and cellulose in plants) and (glyco-)proteins. probably some lipids too, but I am not sure and it's too late to start searching. But I bet somebody will complete my answer.
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Post by MrMistery » Wed Dec 14, 2005 7:22 pm

I thought the cell wall had only the function of sustaining the cell(here i am reffering to plants) and the membrane has the function to keep stuff in the cell... In bacteria i must admit i have no idea how it works..
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Post by victor » Fri Dec 16, 2005 12:45 pm

well, I think it depends on what the fluids are..because cell membrane have ion transporter...
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