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Secondary II • 11mo.

Hey !

What's the difference between an animal cell and a plant cell.

Thanks in advance!

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    Team Alloprof • 11mo.

    Hi RobotLibre9516,

    Thank you for your question!

    The animal cells and the plant cells are very similar, but there are a few key characteristics that stand out. The plant cell is surrounded by a cell wall that gives it a particular shape. However, this extra layer isn't found in the animal cell. Also, the plant cells have organelles called chloroplast, they are green and they play a key role in the photosynthesis. Finally, both cells have a vacuole, but they are different in each cell. In the animal cell, the vacuole is found in many small organelle and in the plant cell it is one big organelle.

    Hope that helps feel free to reach out if there is anything else!

    Anthony B.