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Unformatted text preview: because larger cells have a smaller surface to volume ratio. Cells that are specialized for absorption (ex: intestinal cells) have folds in the plasma membrane called microvilli that increase the surface area. Pseudopodia are temporary extensions of the plasma membrane used for movement or to engulf particles. Pseudopodia can be seen in the Amoeba below. Cell Wall The cell wall functions to support and protect the cell. Plants have cell walls composed of cellulose ; fungi have walls composed of chitin . The cell walls of these onion skin cells can be easily seen. The diagram below shows a chloroplast that has been cut lengthwise to reveal the interior....
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This note was uploaded on 01/04/2012 for the course BSC BSC1005 taught by Professor Orlando,rebecca during the Fall '10 term at Broward College.
- Fall '10