The Fundamental Unit of Life

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09 Differences Between Plant and Animal Cells

Difference between rough endoplasmic reticulum (RER) and smooth endoplasmic reticulum (SER):

Animal Cell Plant cell
1. Animal cells are generally small in size. 1. Plant cells are comparatively larger than animal cells.
2. Cell wall is absent. 2. The rigid cell wall made of cellulose is present in plant cell which surrounds its plasma membrane .
3. Plastids are not present in animal cell,Except protozoan Euglena, 3. Plastids are present.
4. Vacuoles in animal cells are many, small and temporary. 4. Most mature plant cells have a permanent and large central sap vacuole.
5. Animal cells have a single highly complex and prominent Golgi apparatus. 5. Plant cells have many simpler units of Golgi apparatus, called dictyosomes.
6. Centrosome and centrioles are present in animal cells. 6. Centrosome and centrioles are absent in animal cells.

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