Chapter 6

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The volume enclosed by the plasma membrane of plant cells is often much larger than thecorresponding volume in animal cells. The most reasonable explanation for this observation isthat

A) plant cells are capable of havinga much higher surface-to-volume ratio than animal cells.

B) plant cells have a much more highly convoluted (folded) plasma membrane than animal cells.

C) plant cells contain a large vacuole that reduces the volume of the cytoplasm.

D) animal cells are more spherical, while plant cells are elongated.

E) the basic functions of plant cells are very different from those of animal cells.

Answer:

C) plant cells contain a large vacuole that reduces the volume of the cytoplasm.



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