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  • Created on: 18-04-11 17:36

Examples of the functions of cells

CellFunctionAdaption cross section through a leaf cell (

Leaf cell

Absorbs light energy for photosynthesis Packed with chloroplasts. Regular shaped, closely packed cells form a continuous layer for efficient absorption of sunlight. root hair cell - has a head and tail (

Root hair cell

Absorbs water and mineral ions from the soil Long 'finger-like' process with very thin wall, which gives a large surface area. sperm cell - has a head and tail (

Sperm cell

Fertilises an egg cell - female…


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