Structural differences between Plant and Animal Cells

The table below shows the main structural differences between animal and plant cells. The differences are only in eukaryotic cells with the main organells present.

Structural differences between Plant and Animal Cells
PLANT CELLS ANIMAL CELLS
Cell walls almost present No cell walls present outside
the cell membrane
Plastids occur in cytoplasm
No plastids are found
Lysosomes not usually not
evident
Lysosomes occur in cytoplasm
Centrioles present only in
cells of lower plant forms
Centrioles always present
Large vacuoles filled with
cell sap
Vacuoles, if present, are
small and contractile or
temporary vesicles

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