Differences between Plant and Animal Hormones

Differences between Plant and Animal Hormones

Plant HormonesAnimal Hormones
1. Number. Plant hormones are fewer in number

2. Effect. A plant hormone affects many or most cells of the plant.

3. Glands. Glands are absent. The hormones are directly released by the cells synthesizing them.

4. Response, Response to plant hormone is generally slower.

5. Overlapping. There is overlapping of effect of different hormones.

1. Animal hormones are several in numbers.

2. An animal hormone affects only a specific type of target cells,

3. Animal hormones are produced by specific endocrine glands.

4. Response to animal hormone is quicker.

5. Animal hormones are more specific with little overlapping of their effect.