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Can anyone help with the answer to this question?
Describe the features you would look for to decide on the function of an unknown specialised plant cell?
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Chloroplasts would suggest that the cell is part of the leaf since chloroplasts are only necessary where light absorption would occur. I suppose that a high amount of carrier/channels proteins in the cell membrane would imply that the cell is part of the root or stem, as transport proteins play a large role in the system of mass flow. A root hair cell may have a long, thin structure, possibly with microhairs or microvilli to increase the surface area. That's about the extent of my knowledge of types of plant cell, though there are many more out there and maybe the features I've given aren't that descriptive. I hope that this helped and hopefully somebody else can add onto what I've given here.
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High number of chloroplasts would suggest the cell is specialised for photosynthesis. A projection or multiple projections could imply the cell has a large surface area on purpose for high rate of absorption of nutrients or water. Talke a look at xylem and phloem in your textbook as they are also specialised.
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