Wednesday, 27 February 2013

Eukaryotic cell structure

I've decided that I'll be doing the structure of eukaryotic cells, so I need to do a lot more in depth research on the subject. Also i need to decided whether I'm going to be doing animal or plant eukaryotic cells.

Plants, animals, fungi and protista are composed of eukaryotic cells. In these cells organelles create compartments where specific biochemical reactions occur.
Quite a useful site for the structure of plant and animal cells-

Animal vs. Plant Cell

Typical Animal Cell

Typical Plant Cell

Differences between Animal and Plant cells

Cell wall:
Animal Cell

Plant Cell

Present (formed of cellulose)
Shape:Round (irregular shape)Rectangular (fixed shape)
Vacuole:One or more small vacuoles (much smaller than plant cells).One, large central vacuole taking up 90% of cell volume.
Centrioles:Present in all animal cellsOnly present in lower plant forms.
Chloroplast:Animal cells don't have chloroplastsPlant cells have chloroplasts because they make their own food
Plasma Membrane:only cell membranecell wall and a cell membrane
Lysosomes:Lysosomes occur in cytoplasm.Lysosomes usually not evident.
Cilia:PresentIt is very rare

Still a little unsure of which to do. Will need to think about it a little bit more until I'm sure of which one to do. But I'm starting to think of how I want to show my animation. I'm thinking of making the inside of the cell like an environment that your taken through and you see each part of the cell structure and it's animated in a way that shows how it functions and each structure functions.


  1. Hi Kym!

    I like your research! I was wondering what made you choose Eukaryotic over Prokaryotic?
    Excited to see more work! :D

    1. Eukaryotic cells are just a little more complex and when i did biology i enjoyed learning about the eukaryotic ones more :)

  2. You know, when I look at these diagrams, I can't help thinking of my time at Universal Studios - there's something about these environments that just screams 'theme park!'

    1. that's a really cool way of looking at them. Thanks :)