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Structure of cell wall and cell memrane

Describe the structure of

(1) the cell wall
(2) the cell membrane in plant cells

How does the structure affect the function?

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It is common for students to confuse the function of the cell wall and cell membrane, hence this question.

The cell wall of plants is made of cellulose embedded in a polysaccharide matrix. Most high school questions only require you to refer to the cellulose component.

Cellulose is made up of beta glucose ...