List some organelles found in an animal cell but NOT found in a plant cell.

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The cellular structure of animals and plants is very similar though there are a few organelles that are present in animal cells but not present in plant cells.

Some of these are:

Cilia: these are hair like structures found on the outer surface of cells. Cilia have two purposes. The motile cilia help in locomotion while sensory cilia detect substances on the cellular membrane.

Flagella: these are similar to cilia but are larger in size. They play the same roles of locomotion, moving substances over the cell membrane and in sensing and in signal transduction.

Centrioles: These are organelles without membranes that are located outside the nucleus in animal cells. Each of these is a cylinder made of nine sets of microtubule triplets.

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