Asked by  | 17th Jul, 2009, 07:36: AM

Expert Answer:

Plants and animal cells share the same basic structural features.

The control centre in both cells is the nucleus; this contains all the genetic information for the cell and controls all its activities. The cytoplasm surrounds the nucleus and is like a big soup of chemicals in which the reactions occur. Then forming the boundary of the cell is the cell membrane, which acts as a barrier and controls the transfer of materials into and out of the cell.

Both plant and animal cells show cell organelles like ER, ribosomes, golgi body, lysosomes, mitochondria etc. Microtubules and microfilaments can be seen in both the cells.

Both plant and animal cells perform all the necessary functions such as respiration, consumption of nutrients, and removal of waste in order to stay alive.

Cell division i.e. mitosis and meiosis, is carried out by both plant and animal cells.

Answered by  | 19th Jul, 2009, 11:42: AM

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