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Comparing Plant and Animal Cells

 
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  Plant Cell Animal Cell Prokaryotes Function (Sketch)
Plasma Membrane        
Nucleus        
Chromatin        
Nucleolus        
Lysosomes        
Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum        
Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum        
Golgi Apparatus        
Mitochondria        
Cytoskeleton        
Centrioles        
Flagella        
Tight Junctions        
Central Vacuole        
Vacuole        
Desmosomes        
Plasmodesmata        
Cell Wall        
Chloroplasts        

Additional Resources: Cell Label Sheet

 
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  Plant Cell Animal Cell Prokaryotes Function
Plasma Membrane X X X Barrier, homeostasis
Nucleus X X   Contains DNA
Chromatin X X X DNA and proteins, genetic code
Nucleolus X X   Makes ribosomes
Lysosomes X X   Contains digestive enzymes
Smooth Endoplasmic Reticulum X X   Intracellular transport
Rough Endoplasmic Reticulum X X   Intracellular transport, mainly proteins
Golgi Apparatus X X   Packaging proteins
Mitochondria X X   Provides energy (ATP)
Cytoskeleton X X X Support within the cell
Centrioles X X   Moves chromosomes during cell division
Flagella X X X Movement, like a tail
Tight Junctions X X   Holds individual cells together
Central Vacuole X     Holds water
Vacuole X X   Holds water or enzymes
Desmosomes X X   Anchors the cell to other cells
Plasmodesmata X     Channels between the cell walls
Cell Wall X   X Extra support and protection
Chloroplasts X     Photosynthesis