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What Are The Differences Between Plants And Animals?

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The first obvious difference between plant and animals is the ability of the animals move, commonly called as locomotion. Animals are able to walk, swim, glide, fly, and run while the plant stay on their place where they are planted. Another is the source food, plants produce their own nourishment from the process known as photosynthesis while the animals feed on other organisms such as plant and animals, per se, to live and grow. Next is the respiration, animals take in carbon dioxide while animals take in oxygen. There is a big difference between the morphological structure between the plant and animals cells/tissues. Plants have a rigid cell wall while animals have flexible cell membrane. Plant cells have a chloroplasts (a structure responsible for photosynthesis) while animal cells don't. Plants have lesser type of tissue compared to animals. Animals produces more hormones (chemical communicator between tissues) while the plants less kinds. Lastly, the plants have green coloration evident in their leaves due to chlorophyll while humans have brown due to melanin and yellow due to bilirubin (in cases of jaundice). Well, there's a lot of differences between plants and animals and these are just few. I hope I answered your questions very well!
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Plants have apical growth i.e growth with tip of shoots and roots and animals intercalary growth they have i.e growth all over the body
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Animals can only create energy through their mitochondria while plants can create energy from their mitochondria and chloroplasts.
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Plants have roots which they get food/water and air from Animals have mouths and noses.Also pollen makes a flower reproduce but a sperm and egg make animals reproduce
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Animals can also reproduce asexually so that isn't a difference between plants and animals! (hydra by budding, annelid worms and sea stars by fragmentation, stick insects bees, aphids etc, by parthogenesis)   

One that hasn't been said: Plants have larger genomes than animals.
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This is a really interesting question. In plants with rare exceptions, a plant cell is bound by a cellulose cell wall. Whereas in animals a cell wall is absent in an animal cell. Plants contain a green pigment, chlorophyll, contained in chloroplasts but chlorophyll is absent in animals. Plants with chlorophyll are able to manufacture organic food from carbon dioxide and water using radiant energy from sunlight. While animals feed on complex plant and animal materials i.e. Holozoic nutrition.  Plants unlike animals do not possess a nervous system and respond slowly to external stimuli. Most plants have unlimited growth throughout their lifetime but for most animals growth is to an extent limited. Plants usually have a spreading and branching form with no definite symmetry, where animals have compact bodies and a definite symmetry. Organs of locomotion are absent in most plants so they cannot move from one place to another by themselves whereas animals do have such type of organs. A plant cell usually has a large central vacuole filled with cell-sap but for animals vacuoles, if present, are usually small and numerous. Other than this centrioles are absent in plant cells whereas they can be found in animal cells. There are numerous other differences which can also be quoted.
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Wow how retarded there are also more obivios reasons why they are not the same such as a plant is heterotrophic and a plant is photosynthetic, animals only reproduce sexually while plants reproduce both asexually and sexually.
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Elba, Plants are autotrophs. Animals are heterotrophs. ...btw HOW RETARDED : )
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Very useful for my research
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Actually, there are many sedentary animals, like sponges, so that plants don't move while animals do is a fallacious statement.
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Easy.Plants have leafs , roots , stems , pollens , and the seed.Animals have the tails or no tails , eyes , teeth or no teeth , horns or no horns , ears or no ears , noses , mouth , legs or no legs , arms or no arms , hands and fingers or no fingers and no hands , fur or no fur , skin , tongues or no tongues , nails or no nails, bones or no bones, lips or no lips , fins or no fins , scales or no scales. Hearts or no hearts , brains or no brains , noses or no noses , paws or no paws , electric shocks or no electric shocks , trunks or no trunks . Toes or no toes ETC.
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Animal cells do not have rigid cell walls like plant cells. This allows animal cells to form and adopt various shapes. Unlike animal cells, plant cells have chloroplasts for the utilization of sunlight and this is what also gives plant cells their green color.....

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Plants help us survive in this wonderful planet, Earth. Animals are cute! Well, some of them at least.
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Well its a plant is a plant and a animal is a animal how easy is that
I'm just kidding the difference is the one moves and the other does not
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There are actually animals that do produce asexually. Plants have both gender organs.
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Actully not plants hve chloryphill the indian pipe plant doesnt so you can't use tht

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