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Differences between prokaryotes and eukaryotes?
June 28, 2010 9:13PM
Prokaryotes are simple bacterial organisms. They lack a nuclear membrane so the nuclear material is contained simply within the cytoplasm. The nuclear material is found as a singular circular chromosome. Prokaryotes also lack cell organelles such as mitochondria.
Eukaryotes are complex and usually contain specialised cells characterised by the presence of cell organelles and a nuclear membrane. This genetic material is found on chromosomes, which are highly complex and wound around proteins known as histones.