Comparison of an Animal Cell and Plant Cell

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Card 1: Similarities of Animal Cell and Plant Cell

Similarities of Animal Cell and Plant Cell

Both animal cells and plant cells have

  1. plasma membrane
  2. nucleus with nucleic bounded by nuclear membrane
  3. cytoplasm
  4. ribosome
  5. mitochondria
  6. golgi apparatus
  7. endoplasmic recticulum
Card 2: Difference - Cell Wall

Cell Wall

Animal Cells: Absent

Plant Cells: Present

Card 3: Difference - Cytoplasm

Cytoplasm

Animal Cells: Present throughout the cell.

Plant Cells: Present, but usually confined to a thin layer at the edge of the cell.

Card 4: Difference - Chloroplast

Chloroplast

Animal Cells: Absent

Plant Cells: Present

Card 5: Difference - Vacuole

Vacuole

Animal Cells: Present in some animall cells. Normally small and distributed throughout the cell.

Plant Cells: Present. Large and filled with cell sap.

Card 6: Difference - Nucleus

Nucleus

Animal Cells: Normally in the middle of the cell

Plant Cells: Normally at the edge of the cell

Card 7: Difference - Lysosome

Lysosome

Animal Cells: Present

Plant Cells: Normally absent

Card 8: Difference - Centriole

Centriole

Animal Cells: Present

Plant Cells: Absent

Card 9: Difference - Storage Granule

Storage Granule

Animal Cells: Mainly as glicogen

Plant Cells: Mainly as starch

Card 10: Difference - Shape

Shape

Animal Cells: Do not have fixed shape

Plant Cells: Have fixed shape

Card 11: Difference - Size

Size

Animal Cells: Usually smaller than plant cell

Plant Cells: Usually bigger than animall cell

Card 12: Difference - Cilia and Flagella

Cilia and Flagella

Animal Cells: Present (Usually)

Plant Cells: Absent

Card 13 Difference - Secretion

Secretion

Animal Cells: Produces a variety of secretions.

Plant Cells: Produces few secretions.