If you look through a microscope aat cheeck cells(animal cell) and an onion cell(plant), what would be obvious differences between the two?  The answer that i am looking for is mostly comparing...

If you look through a microscope aat cheeck cells(animal cell) and an onion cell(plant), what would be obvious differences between the two?

 

The answer that i am looking for is mostly comparing and contrasting the two

 

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jerichorayel | College Teacher | (Level 2) Senior Educator

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Hello! 

Through the microscope, you can only see obvious comparison between that two kinds of cells. 

First thing that you are going to see is their packing. The plant cell are arranged in more ordered type compared with the animal cell. This is due to the existence of cell walls. 

Second you will see that there are white spots (or fluidly space) in the cells but it is more evident on plant cells because it is larger. These are called vacuoles, a membrane bound organelle which contains organic and inorganic chemicals used for a specific function. One of its importance is its ability to store materials which are toxic to the cell.

If you are using a microscope that is powerful enough, you will be able to see other differences which includes:

Chlorophyll -> present in plants not in animals

Lysosomes -> present in animals absent in plants

Centrosome ->  present in animals absent in plants

Golgi Bodies -> complexity of which is observed in animal cells

 

 

 

Hope this helps :)

 

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