The Structure Of Animal And Plant Cells

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Question one: the differences between the structure of animal and plant cells

In general both animal cells and plant cells have the similar structures, however they do have some differences.

Plant cells have a cell wall, this strengthens the cell,it also gives it shape and protects it from infection. Plant cells also have chloroplasts which absorb light energy,this is vital for photosynthesis. Plant cell also have a vacuole, however unlike the ones found in animal cells they are much larger. Vacuoles store food and nutrients essential for the plants survival it may also contain cell sap, this keeps the cell large and swollen with water. They may even store waste products for the cell. This can prevent the cell from contamination.(1)

Another difference is the position of the nucleus in the cells. In a plant cell it 's positioned on the outer edges of the cell this is because the vacuole takes place in the middle of the cell. In a nucleus there is the majority of the cell 's. It also contain genetic material and DNA for the cell. (2)

In animal cells the general position of the nucleus is in the middle of the cell. Plant cells don 't have a certain shape however they do have a structure that resembles a rectangle shape, this is due to the rigid cell wall they have.(10)

Animal cells on the other hand do not have a distinct cell wall, they have an irregular shape. This is because animal cells do not need a cell wall. Animal cells also are eukaryotic cells, this is any…
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