Structure of the Cell


-Prokaryotic vs. Eukaryotic Cells

     -without a nucleus
     -examples: any species of bacteria

     -having a nucleus
     -examples: ameba, dog, tree, bear, mushroom, etc.
          -anything except a bacterium

     look at the "O" in prokaryotic, it looks like a cell without a nucleus!


-Plant vs. Animal Cell Identification


Animal Cell Plant Cell
 General Shape  round   rectangular
 Position of Nucleus  cell's center  off-center, nearer to the cell wall
 Outer Layer  cell membrane  cell wall
 Vacuoles Number/Position  many & scattered  one & central
 Plastids  absent  present



  to great cell graphics

          -Molecular Expressions
plant cell
animal cell
          -The Cell Page
               -animal & plant cell

  to more detailed notes

          -University of Connecticut

          -University of Maryland