Animal cells are eukaryotic cells, or cells that contain a membrane-bound nucleus. The nucleus holds the DNA of the cell that provides the cell with instructions for life. More »

Animal cells contain structures such as lysosomes and centrioles that plant cells do not. Animal cells are also generally smaller and have more variety in shape than do plant cells. More »

Animal cells do not have a cell wall. Instead, animal cells have a cell membrane that protects the organelles inside of the cell and allows selective compounds to move in and out of the cell. More »

www.reference.com Science Biology Cells

Human epithelial cells, which are animal cells, and elodea cells, which are plant cells, share many structures because both are eukaryotic cells, or cells with a membrane-bound nucleus. Common structures in animal and pl... More »

Prokaryote cells can live without and do not contain a membrane-bound nucleus. Instead, the DNA they possess is free inside the cell. Eurkaryotic cells possess a membrane-bound nucleus that is essential to many of the ce... More »

www.reference.com Science Biology Cells

Osteocytes, also known as bone cells, have all the organelles found in other eukaryotic cells, such as a nucleus, mitochondria, cell membrane and endoplasmic reticulum. The major difference is that bone cells do not divi... More »

Prokaryotic cells and eukaryotic cells have multiple features in common, including the use of DNA to code for proteins, RNA for translation into proteins and ribosomes to read the RNA. Both types also share such basic ce... More »