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Unformatted text preview: covering on the cell membrane and give the plant cells a ridged look. The chloroplast is where the photosynthetic process takes place, converting sun light into food, so to speak. Whereas the mitochondria where a different type of energy (food) in processed-have multiple layers to give more surface space, the chloroplast only has two internal membranes that are smooth. The membranes are wrapped by one more membrane and there is cellulose in between. Plants also have vacuoles, which are used by it to store water. All of these extra organelles are here partly because of the photosynthetic process. In my opinion, this is the main difference between animal and plant cells. References: Pruitt, N. L., & Underwood, L. S. (2006). Bioinquiry: Making connections in biology (3rd ed.). Hoboken, NJ: John Wiley & Sons, Inc....
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