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.
Dr. Biology. (2019, April 16). Cell Parts Game. ASU - Ask A Biologist. Retrieved September 27, 2023 from https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/cell-viewer-game
Dr. Biology. "Cell Parts Game". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 16 April, 2019. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/cell-viewer-game
Dr. Biology. "Cell Parts Game". ASU - Ask A Biologist. 16 Apr 2019. ASU - Ask A Biologist, Web. 27 Sep 2023. https://askabiologist.asu.edu/games-and-simulations/cell-viewer-game