What are the two most obvious differences in plant and animal cell division?
Basically, some organelles are found in plant cells and not animal cells & vice versa.
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The major differences in plant and animal cell division are in the assembly of the spindle apparatus. The site of spindle apparatus assembly is the centrosome. In animal cells, a pair of centrioles is at the center of the centrosome. In contrast, most plants lack centrioles, but they do have a centrosome. In animal cells, a cleavage furrow forms during cytokinesis, which deepens and then pinches the parent cells in two. Plant cells, which have cell walls, do not have a cleavage furrow. Instead, a cell plate is produced in the middle of the parent cell, which grows toward the perimeter of the cell until it reaches the plasma membrane, dividing the cell in two. A new cell wall then forms from the cell plate.
plant cells have a cell wall surrounding the cell membrane for protection and rigidity, animal cells don't have a cell wall. plant cells have larger vacuoles than animal cells. animal cells have centrioles to aid in cell division, plant cells do not. plant cells have chloroplasts (used in photosynthesis) and chlorophyll (the green pigment), animal cells do not have either of those.
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In cell division in both cells, both types of cells create a mitotic spindle and both have centrosomes, but plant cells do not have centrioles. As for Cytokenesis, in animal cells when cytokenesis starts, a cleavage furrow is formed; it eventually separates the cell into two cells, finishing the process. In a plant cell, the cell wall starts growing between the nuclei until they are separated.
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