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Plant cell and animal cell

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. Animal Cell Plant Cell Cell wallAbsentPresent (formed of cellulose) ShapeRound (irregular shape)Rectangular (fixed shape) VacuoleOne or more small vacuoles (much smaller than plant cells).One, large central vacuole taking up 90% of cell volume. CentriolesPresent in all animal cellsOnly present in lower plant forms. ChloroplastAnimal cells don’t have chloroplastsPlant cells have chloroplasts because they make their own food CytoplasmPresentPresent Endoplasmic Reticulum (Smooth and Rough)PresentPresent RibosomesPresentPresent MitochondriaPresentPresent PlastidsAbsentPresent Golgi ApparatusPresentPresent Plasma Membraneonly cell membranecell wall and a cell membrane Microtubules/ MicrofilamentsPresentPresent FlagellaMay…