Elodea plant cell

This Elodea leaf cell exemplifies a typical plant cell. It has a nucleus, and a stiff cell wall which gives the cell its box-like shape. The numerous green chloroplasts allow the cell to make its own food (by photosynthesis).
The central vacuole takes up most of the volume of the cell. It is transparent, but you can see where it’s pressing the chloroplasts up against the cell wall, especially at the ends of the cell.
Like animal cells, the cytoplasm of this plant cell is bordered by a cell membrane. The membrane is so thin and transparent that you can’t see it, but it is pressed against the inside of the cell wall.

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