difference between plasma membrane and cell wall

Asked by  | 18th Sep, 2012, 06:47: PM

Expert Answer:


Cell membrane

Cell wall

It is present in all cells.

It is present in bacteria, fungi and plant cells. It is absent in animal cells and protozoans.

The cell membrane is also known as the plasma membrane or plasmalemma.

There is no other name for the cell wall.

Cell membrane is semi-permeable.

Cell wall is completely permeable.

Cell membrane is made up of lipids and proteins.

Cell wall is made up of cellulose. (The composition of the cell wall is different in prokaryotic cell.)



Answered by  | 19th Sep, 2012, 08:48: AM

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