Plant and animal cells, while both eukaryotic, each have distinguishing characteristics. for example, plant cells contain chloroplasts, while animal cells do not. which statement best elaborates on the reason for this difference? a) chloroplasts are needed for plant cells to rid themselves of waste. animal cells do not produce any waste. b) chloroplasts plants make their own food by converting light energy. animals do not make their own food. c) an animal cell has a cell wall, while a plant cell does not. instead, chloroplasts line the outside of plant cells. d) the dna in an animal cell is housed in a nucleus, but plant cells do not contain nuclei; it is stored in chloroplasts.