In a plant cell, ___ is a living layer while ___ is a non-living layer of the cell
cell membrane, cell wall
The cell membrane is a living membrane. It consists of a lipid bilayer with embedded proteins. The basic function of the cell membrane is to protect the cell from its surroundings. The cell membrane controls the movement of substances in and out of cells and organelles. but the cell wall is non-living. The cell wall is the protective, outer layer of a plant cell. A major function of the cell wall is to give the cell strength, structure and to filter molecules that pass in and out of the cell.