Cell Wall (Plant, Fungal, Bacterial)- Structure and Functions

Cell Wall (Plant, Fungal, Bacterial)

Cell Wall (Plant, Fungal, Bacterial)- Structure and Functions The cell wall is a rigid and protective layer around the plasma membrane which provides the mechanical support to the cell. It is a non-living structure which is formed by the living protoplast. Animal cells do not have a cell wall. They are present in most plant cells, fungi, … Read moreCell Wall (Plant, Fungal, Bacterial)- Structure and Functions

Gram-positive cell wall

Gram-positive cell wall

Prokaryotic cells almost always are bounded by a fairly rigid and chemically complex structure present between the cell membrane and capsule/slime layer called the cell wall. Peptidoglycan is the main component of the cell wall and is responsible for the shape and strength of the cell. It is a disaccharide and contains two sugar derivatives—N-acetylglucosamine … Read moreGram-positive cell wall