Parenchyma cells

Find out more about the function of parenchyma cells!

What organelles make up a parenchyma cell?

A parenchyma cells is a normal plant cell. It contains a thin cell wall. It also contains a nucleus, cytoplasm, membrane, vacuole, tonoplasts, chromoplasts, and plasma. The nucleus is the control center of the cell. It tells the cell what function it needs to carry out. The cytoplasm hold the cell together. The cell membrane works to protect the outside of the cell. The thin cell wall protects the cell, the cell wall is very flexible in a parenchyma cell. The vacuole controls the movement of the cell, it tend to be large in a parenchyma cell. And is enclosed by the tonoplast that help keep the vacuole secure. The chromoplast contains the information to synthesize and the pigments of the cell.

Parenchyma - Wiki Article

Parenchyma cells form the bulk of non-woody plants such as the fleshy part of an apple!

What is the function of the paraenchyma cell?

  • A parenchyma cell is the simplest of all plant cells. However it plays a lot of very special roles. It carries out most of a cells metabolic functions. One unique thing about some parenchyma cells is that if a cell is injured a parenchyma cell can change into that cell type and help out.
  • What does a parenchyma cell look like?

    How do the organelles work together to make the function of a parenchyma cell happen?

    The function of the cell starts with the nucleus. The nucleus contains the DNA of the cell that makes the cell a parenchyma cell. It conducts reproduction, cell growth, protein synthesis, and metabolism. The chromoplast is were new compounds are made after the cell takes a nutrition in. The vacuole controls the movement of the cell which is necessary because if a plant is in the dark and it needs sunlight it can kind of move itself into the sunlight using all of the vacuoles of the many cells it is composed up of. Vacuole is enclosed by the tonoplasts because of the fact that the vacuole is mostly water. The cell membrane and the cell wall protect the cell from damage. And limit what kind of things come into the cell. The cytoplasm is like the glue that holds everything together. Without the cytoplasm the cell's organelles would not be held together and would have a hard time communicating with each other.

    By Justice DelCore Honors Biology Periods A/B