Explain Structure of Typical Cell

Structurally cells are of various types. For that in a certain cell all the organelles or structural ingredients may not be present. For that reason, considering the presence of all the organelles in a certain cell, it may be termed as a Generalized Cell. A generalized cell has mainly two parts- Cell wall and protoplasm.



Cell Wall: Cell wall is the unique characteristics of a plant cell. The non-living and hard wall, which constructs the plant cell, is called the cell wall. At first Robert Hook observed it in 1665 AD. There is no cell wall in Animal cells.

Chemical composition of cell wall: The cell wall is mainly composed of cellulose, hemicellulose, pectose, lignin, suberine etc. Those are made by different carbohydrate compound. The cell wall of fungi is made of a carbohydrate called chitin. The cell wall of bacteria made of protein, lipid and polymer.

Function of cell wall: The functions of cell wall are to give a definite shape to the cell. It protects the Cell from external injury and gives necessary rigidity and to regulate the flow fluid between the external and internal side of the cell.

Protoplasm: Protoplasm is made by a mixture of different complex compounds. It is jelly-like, translucent, viscous, colourless semi solid-living substance. All the pro perties of life are present in it. Protoplasm is divided into three parts: Plasma membrane, Cytoplasm and Nucleus.

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