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What are cell walls made up of?

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If you are referring to plant cell walls, then they are made up of primarily cellulose and carbohydrates. Even though carbohydrates do make up cell walls in plants, cellulose (a polymer of glucose {consists of many glucose molecules}) is the primary structural component of a plant cell wall.

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