PLANT AND ANIMAL CELLS

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PLANT AND ANIMAL CELLS

Post by tired » Thu Dec 01, 2005 4:34 am

help i need to know the difference between plant and animal cells

Plant Cells and ANIMAL CELLS

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Post by BiologyIs4Life » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:10 am

Here you go! :D
Hope this helps...

PLANT CELLS: http://www.plantcell.org/

ANIMAL CELLS: http://www.purchon.com/biology/cells.htm

To sum it up:
plant cells have a cell wall and animal cells don't!

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In general

Post by Sabby » Thu Dec 01, 2005 5:36 am

Animal cells and plant cells are very similar, but...

Plant Cells:
Cell Wall around cell membrane, large Central Vacuole(holds water for structural support; also called Turgor)
Plastids called Chloroplasts which perform photosynthesis

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Post by cool A-level student » Thu Dec 01, 2005 1:49 pm

plant cells are also more structured than animal cells, they form a certain hard shape (which holds the plant up i guess) whilst animal cells sort of form a blob, something to do with the cell wall as that increases the outermost structure of the cell.

there are added organnelles like the vauole (storage area) which is only in plant cells, also plant cells have cell walls, animal cells don't ect...

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Post by new_guy » Thu Dec 01, 2005 2:16 pm

......I read somewhere which says that small vacuol do appear at certain animal cells..(maybe I'm wrong....I have poor memory...)
And I'm pretty sure that plant cells able to make carbohydrates which provide energy....animal cells can not make carbohydrates themselves...
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Post by Starlight189 » Thu Dec 01, 2005 3:12 pm

Well at GCSE level I was told animal cells don't have a vacuole...now at AS level I've been told they do...confusing!
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Post by Poison » Thu Dec 01, 2005 7:26 pm

Generally, animal cells can have small vacuoles or none. The vacuoles get larger in pathologic cases.
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Post by animejunkie13 » Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:11 am

ANIMAL:
1: no cell wall
2: can make skin, hair, ect,
3: can/cannot have a vacoule
4: ( plants dont have mitochondria, do they?)
PLANT:
1: outer cell wall
2: chloroplasts whcih make them green and are used in photosynthesis
3: DO have a vacuole.

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Post by canalon » Fri Dec 02, 2005 3:52 am

animejunkie13 wrote:ANIMAL:
1: no cell wall
2: can make skin, hair, ect,
3: can/cannot have a vacoule
4: ( plants dont have mitochondria, do they?)
PLANT:
1: outer cell wall
2: chloroplasts whcih make them green and are used in photosynthesis
3: DO have a vacuole.

and.....(something else....really bad memory..)

Animal, 4/ Yes they do. Besides photosynthesis, they also respire, and have mitochondria.
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Post by victor » Fri Dec 02, 2005 11:35 am

But usually plants' mitochondria are smaller in amounts that animals' mitochondria..
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Post by cool A-level student » Fri Dec 02, 2005 2:07 pm

animal cells can have vacuoles for storage but generally not and the 1's that do are small

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Post by th1_rhs13 » Sat Dec 03, 2005 1:05 pm

Is that so? My book regards lysosomes as being the counter part of Vacuoles in Animal cells.

Also they serve as a an Enzyme storage as well as digestion--hence the correlation to lysosomes.

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