What is Cell wall – Class 9

What is cell wall

Define Cell Wall 

Cell wall is a tough, non-living covering outside the plasma membrane. It is found in plant and fungal cells. 

6 Important Characteristics of Cell wall 

  1. Outermost in plant cells.
  2. It is freely permeable.
  3. It is mainly made up of cellulose, a complex carbohydrate that provides structural strength to plants.
  4. Gives rigidity and shape to the plant cell.
  5. Allows substances in solution to enter and leave the cell without any hindrance.
  6.  It Provides protection to the cell.

Also Check – Parts of Plant Cell – Location , Structure and Functions

Also Check – 12 Important Cell Wall Function

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