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Difference between plant/animal & eukaryotic/prokaryotic cells

What are the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells?
What are the differences between plant and animal cells

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What are the differences between plant and animal cells?

Plant cells are much like animal cells, except for 3 important differences.

A) Plant cells have cell walls, which make them appear rectangular-shaped. These structures are composed of cellulose, hemicellulose, and a variety of other materials.

B) Plant cells have chlorophyll, the light-absorbing pigment required for photosynthesis. This pigment is contained in structures called chloroplasts, which makes plants appear green.

C) Plants cells have a large, central vacuole. While animal cells may have one or more small vacuoles, they do not take up the volume that the central vacuole does (up to 90% of the entire cell volume!). The vacuole stores water and ions, and may be used for storage of toxins.

What are the differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells?

Cells in our world come in two basic types, prokaryotic and eukaryotic. "Karyose" comes from a Greek word which means "kernel," as in a kernel of grain. In biology, we use this word root to refer to the ...

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Plant cells are much like animal cells, except for 3 important differences. This solution details how.

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