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Search Results for: plasmodesmata

Plasmodesmata

Plasmodesmata (singular, plasmodesma) microscopic channels of plants facilitating transport and communication between... Read More

Symplast

Definition noun, plural: symplasts (botany) A system of interconnected protoplasts contained by plasmalemma, and linked by... Read More

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Middle lamella

Definition noun plural: middle lamellae ˈmɪdəl ləˈmɛl.ə A pectin-rich intercellular material that glues the... Read More

Pit

pit region of the plant cell wall in which the secondary wall is interrupted, exposing the underlying primary cell wall. One... Read More

Parenchyma

Parenchyma Definition What does parenchyma mean? Let's define the word "parenchyma". Most of the functional tissues in... Read More

Lamellae

Definition noun, singular: lamella (general) Thin structures resembling a plate. (cell biology) Intergrana thylakoids, i.e.... Read More

Secondary cell wall

Definition noun plural: secondary cell walls ˈsɛkənˌdɛɹi sɛl wɔːl The layer of the plant cell wall that forms... Read More

Companion cell

Definition noun (botany) Any of the metabolically-active parenchyma cells associated with a sieve tube element in the phloem... Read More

Sieve element

Definition noun (botany) A food-conducting cell in the phloem of vascular plants Supplement The phloem is the vascular... Read More

Plant cell

Plant Cell Definition A plant cell refers to any cell of a plant. It is the structural and functional unit of plants. Plant... Read More

Plant Cells vs. Animal Cells

Plant Cells Most cells are not visible with the naked eye. However, with microscopes of various types, plant cells can be... Read More

Roots

Upon seed germination, the embryo root, called the radicle, grows and develops into the first root. The radicle may thicken... Read More

Plant sets off “SOS” for plant defense when it gets hurt

When herbivore, such as an insect, nibbles a plant leaf, the plant sets off an "SOS" or distress signal as one of the... Read More