Plants vs. Animals

Nicolas Henderson

Type of cell

A plant has a eukaryotic cell, meaning it has a membrane bound nucleus. Other features of a plant cell include a large central vacuole, a cell wall, and chloroplasts.

Animal cells are also eukaryotic, however they do not have a cell wall.

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Mode of Nutrition

Plants are autotrophs, they make their own food using photosynthesis.

Animals are heterotrophs, they do not make their own food.

Transport Systems


Animal: Sexual, begins in telophase, have centrioles.

Plant: Asexual, begins in late anaphase, have centrosomes.