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What are the similarities and differences between animal and plant cells?

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Both plant and animals cells have; cell membranes, nuclei (plural of nucleus), mitochondria, ribosomes and cytoplasm.

Plant cells also have; a cell wall, a vacuole and chloroplasts.

Chloroplasts contain chlorophyll which allows the plants to carry out photosynthesis.

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Both animal and plants cells have the following organelles:


cell membrane

nucleus

cytoplasm

mitochondria


However, plant cells have the following additional organelles not found in animal cells:


permanent vacuole (which supports the cell by causing it to become turgid when full of fluid)

chloroplasts (which contain chlorophyll to trap sunlight to carry out photosynthesis)

cell wall (which provides the plant with support and structure)



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Never in an exam put answers about shape in this answer focus on the parts and organelles in the cells :


Both have - nucleus, cell membrane, cytoplasm, mitochondria

Unique to plant cells are - chloroplasts, cell wall, vacuole

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