Do plant cells contain flagella?


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Basic plant cells do not contain flagella. They also do not contain lysosomes, intermediate filaments, centrioles or cilia, which animal cells do.

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Plant cells are different in many ways from animal cells. Plants do not require protein for nitrogen. Instead, they use inorganic forms of nitrogen. They have cell walls that protect the cells and regulate the life cycle of the plant. Plasmodesmata are small tubes that connect the cells of the plant to each other. The vacuole in the plant cell is a single storage space, which stores compounds, acts as a crucial structural part of the plant and aids plant growth. Chloroplasts are one of the most important parts as they operate photosynthesis to convert light energy into chemical energy for food.

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