Plant and animal cells have several differences and similarities. For example, animal cells do not have a cell wall or chloroplasts but plant cells do. Animal cells are round and irregular in shape while plant cells have fixed, rectangular shapes.
Present (formed of cellulose)
Round (irregular shape)
Rectangular (fixed shape)
One or more small vacuoles (much smaller than plant cells).
One, large central vacuole taking up 90% of cell volume. Centrioles
Present in all animal cells
Only present in lower plant forms. Chloroplast
Animal cells don't have chloroplasts
Plant cells have chloroplasts because they make their own food Cytoplasm
Endoplasmic Reticulum (Smooth and Rough)
only cell membrane
cell wall and a cell membrane Microtubules/ Microfilaments
May be found in some cells
May be found in some cells Lysosomes
Lysosomes occur in cytoplasm.
Lysosomes usually not evident. Nucleus
It is very rare
Contents: Plant Cell vs Animal Cell
3.1 Shape and size of vacuoles
3.2 Difference in function of vacuoles
4 Pictures of plant and animal cells
5 Video comparing plant and animal cells
6 Types of plant cells
Plant cells have chloroplast for photosynthesis whereas animal cells do not have chloroplasts. Shape
Another difference between plant cells and animal cells is that animal cells are round whereas plant cells are rectangular. Further, all animal cells have centrioles whereas only some lower plant forms have centrioles in their cells. Vacuoles
Shape and size of vacuoles
Animal cells have one or more small vacuoles whereas plant cells have one large central vacuole that can take up to 90% of cell volume....
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