Plant Cell Wall: Function, Structure & Composition


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What is not a function of the plant cell wall?

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1. The enzymes in the cell wall help to break down the cell wall. This is important for the plant when _____.

2. Lingin can be found in the third layer of the plant cell wall. Lingin is...

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About This Quiz & Worksheet

Taking a look at the outside skin of a plant, this quiz and corresponding worksheet will help you gauge your knowledge of plant cell walls. Topics you'll need to know to pass the quiz include understanding the functions of the plant cell walls as well as knowing the role of enzymes in the cell wall.

Quiz & Worksheet Goals

Use this printable worksheet and quiz to review:

  • Parts and functions of the plant cell walls
  • Role of enzymes in the wall
  • Characteristics of lignin
  • Features of pectins

Skills Practiced

This worksheet and quiz will let you practice the following skills:

  • Interpreting information - verify you can read information regarding the role of enzymes in plant cell walls and interpret it correctly
  • Reading comprehension - ensure that you draw the most important information from the related lesson on plants
  • Knowledge application - use your knowledge to answer questions about the characteristics of lignin

Additional Learning

To learn more about what makes us different from plants, review the corresponding lesson titled Plant Cell Wall: Structure & Composition. This lesson will help you:

  • Understand and explain the purpose of a plant's cell wall
  • Identify and describe the characteristics of the three main layers of the cell wall
  • Appreciate why the middle lamella is named strangely