Prokaryotic cells- characteristics, structure, division, examples

Prokaryotic cells- characteristics, structure, division, examples

Definition of prokaryotic cells Prokaryotic cells are single-celled entities that are primitive in structure and function as they lack a membrane-bound nucleus and other organelles. The term “prokaryote” is derived from two Greek words, ‘pro’ meaning ‘before’ and ‘karyon’ meaning ‘nucleus’. Prokaryotes are considered to be the first living organisms of the earth as they are the simplest form of …

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47 Differences between Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes

Differences between Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes

Differences between Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes Here are some of the differences: S.N. Character Prokaryotes Eukaryotes 1. Term Origin Greek for “primitive nucleus” Greek for “true nucleus” 2. Definition Organisms made up of cell(s) that lack a cell nucleus or any membrane-encased organelles. Organisms made up of cells that possess a membrane-bound nucleus as well as membrane-bound organelles. 3. Major groups Bacteria, …

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