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Plant Cell Morphology - Chapter Summary
This chapter presents you with an overview of the internal morphology of plant cells. You can learn what makes plant cells so unique and what differentiates them from the cells found in humans. Once you work through these lessons, you should be able to do the following:
- Explain why the chloroplast is the perfect place for photosynthesis to occur
- Describe what the nucleus of a plant cell does
- Detail the structures and functions of the organelles found in eukaryotic cells
Use our printable lesson transcripts to make hard-copy study guides you can take with you anywhere. Our video lessons are short and created by professional instructors to make learning enjoyable. If you're unsure if you've grasped the material, take the multiple-choice quizzes that accompany our lessons to test your knowledge.
1. Plant Cell Structures: The Cell Wall and Central Vacuole
In this lesson, we'll talk about some of the things that make plant cells so different from our cells. In addition to being mean, green photosynthesizing machines, plant cells have cell walls and central vacuoles to make them unique!
2. Chloroplast Structure: Chlorophyll, Stroma, Thylakoid, and Grana
In this lesson, we'll explore the parts of the chloroplast, such as the thylakoids and stroma, that make a chloroplast the perfect place for conducting photosynthesis in plant cells.
3. What Does the Nucleus Do in a Plant Cell?
In this lesson, we'll review the structure of the nucleus, its main functions of storing and copying DNA, and what it does specifically in plant cells. After completing the lesson, check your understanding with a quick quiz.
4. Organelles in Cells: Definition & Functions
This lesson will focus on the major organelles that are found inside eukaryotic cells. It will discuss their structures and functions. The differences in organelles found in plant and animal cells will also be covered.
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