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Cell Wall Function

Submitted by rmirley on Thu, 04/05/2018 - 16:44

The cell wall provides many functions to the well being of a plant. First, the cell wall is strong and durable. This helps to protect the plant from the environment as well as pathogens. This durability also helps to support the plant during growth. If it wasn’t for the strength of the cell wall, the plant would wilt and not be able to grow upright. The strength of the cell wall also helps to anchor the plant to its environment. This allows the plant to survive without being easily uprooted. Aside from mechanical function, the cell wall also aids in transporting water and nutrients throughout the plant, as well as signaling and transferring information throughout the plant.