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On what bases are plants and animals put into different categories?

 

Answer:

They are put in different categories on the bases of:

 

  1. Mode of Nutrition: Plants make their own food and they are known as autotrophs while animals are heterotrophs and they obtain their food from other sources and are dependent on others for their food.
  2. Body Design: Plant cells contain cell wall made up of cellulose while animal cells don't have any cell wall.
  3. Organs: Plants don’t contain sense organs and nervous system while animals have sense organs and nervous system.
  4. Reserve food: Reserve food of plants is starch and oil while for animals it is glycogen and fat.
  5. Locomotion: Plants are fixed and cannot move while animals can move from one place to another.
  6. Chlorophyll: Plants have green pigment while animals lack green pigment.

Different Categories

Plants

Animals

  Mode of Nutrition

1. Autotrophic mode of nutrition.

1. Heterotrophic mode of nutrition.

Body Design

2. Plant cell contains cell wall made up of cellulose.

2. Animal cell don’t have any cell wall.

Organs

3. They donot contain sense organs and nervous system.

3. Animals have sense organs and nervous system.

Reserve food

4. Reserve food of plants is starch and oil.

4. Reserve food of animals is glycogen and fat.

Locomotion

5. Plants are fixed and cannot move.

5. They can move from one place to another.

Chlorophyll

6. They have green pigment known as Chlorophyll.

6. They lack Chlorophyll.

 

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