What does the soft endoplasmic reticulum do in an animal cell?
it synthesizes lipids
1. their shape, animal cells are round and morphus, whereas, plant cells are like rectangular, like bricks. 2. the organelles, animal cells don't have 'chloroplasts' which make the plant green. 3. their cell walls- an animal cell has a soft cell wall, where a plant cell has a hard outer coating and then a soft internal coating.
Cell walls are used by plant cells for the rigidity necessary for the plant to be self-supporting while it grows upright. Animal cells are soft and flexible and the skeleton, muscles, and other animal tissues support them. Animals are not photosynthetic organisms, so chloroplasts are not needed in their cells for the photosynthesis that takes place in plant cells.