A rigid layer of polysaccharides lying outside the plasma membrane of the cells of plants, fungi, and bacteria. In the algae and higher plants, it consists mainly of cellulose.
More example sentences
- The direction of cell growth is determined by the orientation of the cellulose fibrils in the cell wall.
- Components of the cell wall of fungi are powerful and general elicitors in plants.
- Similar reactions can be seen in animal cells although they lack the rigid cell wall.
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