Which of the following will help you to differentiate a plant cell from an animal cell?
Presence of Chloroplasts
Plant cells can prepare their own food due to the presence of the organelle chloroplast. Animal cells lack this structure. Given below is a list of differences between plant and animal cells.
Animal CellPlant CellCell wallAbsentpresent(formed of cellulose)ShapeRound(irregular shape)Rectangular(fixed shape)VacuoleOne or more small vacuolesOne, large central vacuole taking(much smaller than plant cells)up 90% of cell volumeCentriolesPresent in all animal cellsOnly present in lower plant formsChloroplastAnimal cells don't havePlant cells have chloroplastsChloroplastsbecause they make their own food