Cell anatomy viewer - animal cells, plant cells, and bacterial cells

Cell Anatomy

The world around you is full of life. You may mainly notice the plants and animals you see, but there are also fungi and bacteria and other single-celled organisms all around you. Some of these living things are very different from one another, but they are all made of cells.

Animals, plants, and fungi all have eukaryotic cells. Eukaryotic cells have a nucleus that has its own membrane. They also have many other types of cell parts (called organelles - little organs) that do different jobs to keep the cell and body working. Though these cells can all be grouped together, they have many differences, which you can find by exploring them. Bacteria have a different type of cell called a prokaryotic cell. Prokaryotic cells have fewer cell parts, and their DNA material is not in a nucleus.

Learn the similarities and differences in the anatomy of animal, plant, fungal, and bacterial cell types by exploring our Cell Viewer

To learn more about cells and cell parts, visit Building Blocks of Life for more of the story.

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  • Article: Cell Parts Game
  • Author(s): Dr. Biology
  • Publisher: Arizona State University School of Life Sciences Ask A Biologist
  • Site name: ASU - Ask A Biologist
  • Date published: April 16, 2019
  • Date accessed: November 18, 2019
  • Link: https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/cell-viewer-game

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Dr. Biology. (2019, April 16). Cell Parts Game. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved November 18, 2019 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/cell-viewer-game

American Psychological Association. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/560/10/

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Dr. Biology. "Cell Parts Game". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 16 April, 2019. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/cell-viewer-game

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Dr. Biology. "Cell Parts Game". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 16 Apr 2019. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 18 Nov 2019. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/cell-viewer-game

Modern Language Association, 7th Ed. For more info, see http://owl.english.purdue.edu/owl/resource/747/08/
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