Introduction to the Plant Plasma Membrane — Its Molecular Composition and Organization

  • C. Larsson
  • I. M. Møller
  • S. Widell


The plant cell consists of a number of organelles and membrane systems including chloroplasts, mitochondria, peroxisomes, Golgi, tonoplast(s), endoplasmic reticulum, a variety of more or less well-defined small vesicles, and a nucleus, all embedded in the cytoplasm and enclosed by the plasma membrane, which in turn is surrounded by a cell wall. While the relatively rigid cell wall confers stability and protection against mechanical damage to the cell, the plasma membrane provides a relatively constant milieu for the intracellular metabolism by performing a balanced exchange of metabolites with the rest of the organism and its surroundings.


Phosphatidic Acid Surface Charge Density Free Sterol Plasma Membrane Vesicle Plant Plasma Membrane 
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Authors and Affiliations

  • C. Larsson
    • 1
  • I. M. Møller
    • 2
  • S. Widell
    • 2
  1. 1.Department of Plant BiochemistryUniversity of LundLundSweden
  2. 2.Department of Plant PhysiologyUniversity of LundLundSweden

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