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 »

Cells that need to perform high amounts of work, such as muscle cells in the heart and legs, fat cells and liver cells. Mitochondria are organelles which contain their own DNA. Animal cells generally have approximately 1... More »

Germ cells, which are diploid, undergo meiosis to produce haploid gametes. A gamete is a cell that fuses with another to form a zygote, which develops into an embryo. Female gametes are called eggs, while male gametes ar... More »

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 »

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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 are simpler than eukaryotic cells. Eukaryotes have a nucleus and organelles while prokaryotes do not. Both types of cells have a plasma membrane and contain cytoplasm. More »

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