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Cell wall - Cell walls are not identical in these organisms...

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Cell wall Many kinds of prokaryotes and eukaryotes contain a structure outside  the cell membrane called the  cell wall.   With only a few exceptions, all bacteria have thick, rigid cell walls that  give them their shape.  Among the eukaryotes, fungi and plants have cell walls. 
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Unformatted text preview: Cell walls are not identical in these organisms, however. In fungi, the cell wall contains a polysaccharide called chitin. Plant cells, in contrast, have no chitin; their cell walls are composed exclusively of the polysaccharide cellulose....
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