Specialist cells

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Cell

Function

Adaption

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

Absorbs water and mineral ions from the soil

Long 'finger-like' process with very thin wall, which gives a large surface area.

Sperm cell

Fertilises

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