General

Plant cells and animal cells


Differences and similarities


In this article, plant cells (plant cells) are compared with animal cells (animal cells) and compared in tabular form, so that the essential similarities and differences become clear. More details on the individual cell organelles can be found in the main articles on plant cell and animal cell.

Table: Comparison of animal cells and plant cells

plant cellanimal cell
cell typeEucyote (Eukaryotes)Eucyote (Eukaryotes)
common cell organellesEndoplasmic reticulum, Golgi apparatus, ribosomes, mitochondria, nucleus
chloroplastsavailableunavailable
lysosomesunavailableavailable
vacuolesavailableunavailable
cell wallavailableunavailable
cytoskeletonweakstrong
primary support functioncell wallcytoskeleton
carbohydrate storesStrengthglycogen
Intercellular contactthrough plasmodesmsby desmosomes
cellular detoxificationthrough glyoxysomesby peroxisomes