Why does photosynthesis occur in eukaryotic cells?
In order for photosynthesis to occur, the organelle chloroplast is needed. Eukaryotic cells (typically plants) do contain chloroplasts which the plant can use to make food.
However, there are several prokaryotic organisms such as the purple bacteria that contains a different kind of chlorophyll and can photosynthesize.
Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells have in common the genetic material, that is, presence of DNA Along with DNA, prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells have in common the presence of RNA Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells, both have a cell membrane covering them The prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells similarities are seen in their basic chemical structures. Both are made up of carbohydrates, proteins, nucleic acid, minerals, fats and vitamins Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells have in common ribosomes, that…
Most of the DNA in a eukaryotic cell is in the nucleus, and that is where DNA replication and transcription occur. In eukaryotic cells, mitochondria and chloroplasts also contain DNA, which performs replication and transcription inside these organelles. In prokaryotic cells there is no nucleus. The DNA is in a region of the cytoplasm called the nucleoid, and that is where DNA replication and transcription occur in these cells.