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Sep 25, 2017

Cell walls give rigidity to the cells (provide structural support) and provide turgor pressure which prevents the cell from bursting


The cell walls work like a kind of containment vessel for the cell: when the cell absorbs more water, the cell wall can put pressure on the water, preventing the cell from bursting

The cell wall also help the cells like a hydrostatic skeleton, which ensures that plants keep their shape. This is noticeable in dry times, when plants lose water and you see that the leaves lose their stiffness