Consider the following:

  1. Vacuoles
  2. Chloroplasts
  3. Cell wall

  Which of the above can be found in plant as well as animal cells?

Answer: [A] 1 Only

Chloroplasts are tiny structures in plant cells where photosynthesis happens. Chloroplasts contain chlorophyll, a green pigment that absorbs light energy for photosynthesis. However, chloroplasts are not found in all plant cells. For example, they are not found in root hair cells. Both plant and animal cells have have vacuoles. Cell walls made of cellulose are only found around plant cells and a few other organisms but not around animal cells. Chloroplasts are the food producers of the cell. The organelles are only found in plant cells and some protists such as algae. Animal cells do not have chloroplasts. 

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