Eukaryotic Cells

Illustrated by: Dheen Cruse


An eukaryotic cell is any organism whose cells contain a nucleus and other structures within membranes. There are many differences between eukaryotic cells when it comes to dividing organisms.

Animal Cells

  • A form of a Eukaryotic cell that makes up the many tissues in animals
  • They have no cell walls nor chloropasts
  • Because they lack a cell wall, they can come in different kinds of shapes.

Plant Cells

  • Has a large central vacuole (an enclosed membrane)
  • Has a cell wall which it contains cellulose, hemicellulose, and pectin.

Fungal Cells

  • A cell wall that contains chitin
  • A few have a partition called septa
  • Only the most primitive fungi, called Chytrids, contain flagella.