rmcoll
Badges: 2
Rep:
?
#1
Report Thread starter 1 year ago
#1
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?
0
reply
username5064508
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#2
Report 1 year ago
#2
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.
1
reply
Alessandro.C_27
Badges: 16
Rep:
?
#3
Report 1 year ago
#3
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.
2
reply
X

Quick Reply

Attached files
Write a reply...
Reply
new posts
Back
to top
Latest
My Feed

See more of what you like on
The Student Room

You can personalise what you see on TSR. Tell us a little about yourself to get started.

Personalise

Feeling behind at school/college? What is the best thing your teachers could to help you catch up?

Extra compulsory independent learning activities (eg, homework tasks) (3)
3.33%
Run extra compulsory lessons or workshops (14)
15.56%
Focus on making the normal lesson time with them as high quality as possible (17)
18.89%
Focus on making the normal learning resources as high quality/accessible as possible (10)
11.11%
Provide extra optional activities, lessons and/or workshops (30)
33.33%
Assess students, decide who needs extra support and focus on these students (16)
17.78%

Watched Threads

View All