Which of the following cellular components are not shared between plant and
- Cell membrane
- Endoplasmic Reticulum
- Golgi apparatus
- Cell wall
In the list all structures are shared between plant and animal cells except
cholorplasts, vacuoles, and cell wall.
Why are chloroplasts found in plant cells and not in animal cells?
Plant cells use sunlight for energy. In order to effectively use the light, it
must be converted within the cell. Chloroplasts are structures that perform
this function. Animal cells do not use this special mechanism for energy and
therefore do not need the additional structure.
What is the name of the process by which plant cells convert sunlight into
energy a cell can use for biological functions?
Which is generally larger, an animal or plant cell?
Plant cells are generally larger than animal cells. They can be as large as 100
micrometers in diameter.
Vacuoles are most similar to what other organelle found in both plant and animal
Vacuoles are most similar to lysosomes because both have digestive functions in
cells. Vacuoles and lysosomes both contain enzymes that can break down unwanted
molecules in a cell.