Plants are also multicellular organisms – they consist of many cells that work together. Examples include cereals (such as maize), and peas and beans.

Plant cell structure

Plant cells contain the same parts as animal cells. They also have some additional ones:

  • chloroplasts
  • cell wall made of cellulose
  • permanent vacuole
The plant cell has cytoplasm, nucleus, cell membrane and it also has chloroplast, vacuole and cell wall.

Other features of plants

Plant cells contain chloroplasts so plants can carry out photosynthesis. They store carbohydrates as starch or sucrose.

Chloroplasts seen under a microscope
Plant cells seen through a microscope