Help yourself to learn the differences of the anatomy between animal and plant cell using these free and printable labeled cell diagrams! These 101 Diagramss are designed to guide you in studying the cell structure of plant and animals. Animal cells are generally smaller than plant cells and come in various sizes and tend to have irregular shapes, plant cells are more similar in size and are typically rectangular or cube shaped. The components of animal cells are centrioles, cilia and flagella, endoplasmic reticulum, golgi apparatus, lysosomes, microfilaments, microtubules, mitochondria, nucleus, peroxisomes, plasma membrane and ribosomes. Check out the diagrams provided in high quality below!
As you can see in these cell diagrams, the main difference between an animal cell and a plant cell is that animal cells are not able to make their own food. There are trillions of cells in the animal body and each one is different depending on its function and type. Organelles in an animal cell are suspended in a fluid called the cytoplasm. A cell membrane encloses the cytoplasm and all contents of the animal cell. Other diagrams are posted in the following images.
Meanwhile, the most important distinctive structure of plant cell is the presence of the cell wall outside the cell membrane. It forms the outer lining of the cell. The cell wall mostly constitutes of cellulose. Plants cells also contain many membrane bound cellular structures. These organelles carry out specific functions necessary for survival and normal operation of the cells. There are a wide range of operations like producing hormones, enzymes, and all metabolic activities of the cell.
If animal cells are eukaryotic cells, or cells with a membrane-bound nucleus, plant cells are eukaryotic cells. Get these diagrams for free by clicking on the images to save them. Find more educational diagrams in the other posts on this site!