Functions of Plant and Animal Cells

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Functions of Plant and Animal Cells Plant and animal cells have important functions. The most important function in both cells is the nucleus. It controls the entire cell and keeps everything running and together. Inside the cell is the cell membrane, mitochondria, vacuole, and the cytoplasm. The cell membrane is like a plastic bag. It holds all the cell fluids and pieces. The mitochondria are shaped liked rods and are the cells power sources. The vacuole holds food and nutrients for the cells and rids the cells of metabolic waste. The cytoplasm is the jelly substance that fills the inside of the cell. It is mostly made up of water. The Golgi bodies export proteins and carbohydrates from the cell. There are two kinds of endoplasmic reticulum. They are rough and smooth bodies that are in the cytoplasm. There are many differences and similarities between a plant and animal cell. The cells of animals and plants have three basic structures. They both contain a cell membrane which holds all the fluids. The cells also have a nucleus called the control center. Cytoplasm is found in between the cell membrane and the nucleus of each cell also. Although they share many similarities, they are very different in dramatic ways. The plant cell has an extremely larger vacuole than the animal cell. Animal cell vacuole is very tiny if they even have any, most do not. Plant cells have cell walls, animals don’t. Plant cells are rigid and have chloroplasts. Animal cells are more of a round –shape. There are many types of cells. Cells are unique to each type of organism. Humans have lots and lots of cells. Some cells carry oxygen to the heart or are specific for the heart. It is easier for an orgasm to grow and survive well. The trillions of cells in your bottle make your life possible. Everyone and everything needs cells to survive. During this project, I learned that
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