Introduction to the Plant Plasma Membrane — Its Molecular Composition and Organization
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.
KeywordsPhosphatidic Acid Surface Charge Density Free Sterol Plasma Membrane Vesicle Plant Plasma Membrane
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