Why wouldn't all plant cells look the same?

1 Answer

They are function specific.


As our body is divided into different tissues, eg - our muscular cells differ from our skin cells (epithelium), they are not similar in structure.

In plants, (let`s concentrate on the stem) it contains various tissues like the vascular bundles (xylem, phloem) which help in the conduction of materials like minerals, starch etc throughout the plant differ from its neighboring peripheral tissue cells i.e., Collenchyma helps in holding the structure of the stem.

That is why plant cells differ in the structure according to their location and function.