Vacuole vs Vesicle
my science textbook says both animal cells and plant
cells have vacuoles but i went on google to find the diferences and
simalarities of the cells and on one of the sites said only the plant
cell has vacuoes.which one is right?
Well, technically, the animal cell has vesicles and the plant cell
has vacuoles. In reality, they are both the same sort of organelle
with varying functions. It is just terminology. However, protists
are given vacuole terminology and many of them are single celled
animals essentially. So go figure!
Middle school textbooks are simplifying the terminology to keep the
details to a minimum and that is a good idea. You can wait until you
take college level biology to get hit with the heavy terminology that
you are being spared at this time. Hug your book and say 'Thanks!'
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Update: June 2012