Botany Laboratory Manual

Botany Laboratory Manual

Yolander R. Youngblood, Prairie View A&M University



Cells represent the basic unit of an organism. Plant cells are particularly unique because they have plastids like chloroplasts and they have cell walls made of cellulose (see Plant Cells). The purpose of this lab is to observe cells using the microscope.

Hypothesis – The plant cell will plasmolyze when placed in salt water.