Learn about animal cell using a visualization that is presented in animal cell diagrams, like what we have in the following cell diagrams below. Let’s take an in-depth look at the different parts of animal cells, and you can save the diagrams to print it and use as a reference for your study.
You can notice in the animal cell diagram above that animal cells are surrounded by plasma membrane and it contains the nucleus and organelles that are membrane bound. They have various sizes and have irregular shapes. Animal cells are eukaryotic and do not have cell walls or chloroplasts, the organelle that carries out photosynthesis. The cell has a variety of different parts. You can study about the names of the part in the cell diagrams below.
The nucleus is the command center of a cell. This is where most of the cell’s DNA is stored. It is enclosed in a double membrane. The double membrane has pores which allow the movement of molecules between the nucleus and the cytoplasm. Ribosomes are tiny structures found floating around in the cytoplasm or attached to the ER. Ribosomes maybe small but are essential for the proper functioning of a cell. They are responsible for protein synthesis. The mitochondrion is the power house of the cell. It is responsible for converting the food that you eat into energy that your body can use.
Studying about the animal cell will give you more insight on the differences between it and the plant cell. Some of the diagrams are unlabeled, so you can use it for review or quiz. All of the animal cell diagrams are printable in high quality, so don’t hesitate to click the save menu and you can print it out from your browser!