Cell Plate: Definition & Formation


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Cell division is where we take one cell and end up with this.

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1. Cytokinesis is where the cell does this.

2. Instead of splitting by using _____ like in animal cells, plant cells will form the cell plate.

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Use this quiz and worksheet to guide your studies of the cell plate. There will be certain concepts you'll need to know, like analyzing cell division and cytokinesis.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use these assessment tools to:

  • Understand the comparisons of the cell plate's function in plant cells and how animal cells divide
  • Identify membrane organelles that coalesce to form cell plate
  • Name structure to which cell plate growth eventually attaches itself

Skills Practiced

These study skills will be exercised:

  • Making connections - use understanding of the concept of cell plate growth and to where it eventually attaches itself
  • Critical thinking - apply relevant concepts to examine information about cell division in a different light
  • Distinguishing differences - compare and contrast topics from the lesson, such as cell division and cytokinesis

Additional Learning

Read more about the cell plate with this lesson entitled Cell Plate: Division & Formation which covers the following study objectives:

  • Compare and contrast mitosis and meiosis
  • Define cell plate
  • Identify metaphase plate