Week 2 Checkpoint Plants vs. Animals

Week 2 Checkpoint Plants vs. Animals - 1 Plant cells have...

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Five similarities between plant and animal cells: 1. Both have a nucleus. This contains the cells genetic material. 2. Both have some of the same organelles in their cytoplasm.(The fluid between the cell membrane and the nucleus) 3. Both have Mitochondria which produce energy through aerobic respiration. 4. Ribosomes synthesize proteins in both types of cells. 5. Golgi bodies transform proteins into more complex molecules in both types of cells.
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Three differences between plant and animal cells:
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Unformatted text preview: 1. Plant cells have chloroplasts, and animal cells do not. These give plant leaves their green color and through sunlight they produce food for the plant. 2. The cell wall of a plant cell surrounds the entire cell, including the membrane which it does not in an animal cell. This provides the plant with the strength to withstand pressure from the elements. 3. Only plant cells have large vacuoles....
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