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6 days ago
This sounds like a very silly question but I am genuinely curious: When you tear a leaf or chop into a steam of the plant, it becomes sticky/wet.

a) where does this liquid come from
b) what is it
c) can cells be teared apart physically
d) just how rigid is a single plant cell

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5 days ago
When you cut a lead down the middle, you're damaging the cells that make up the leaf tissue. Each plant cell houses an organelle called the central vacuole. This organelle stores excess water, enzymes, and nutrients. What you're observing is the leakage of those damaged cells, including the content stored in each vacuole,

Therefore, cells can be damaged physically.

Hope this helps you!

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