Differences between eukaryote and prokaryote cells

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Differences between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells
Eukaryotic Prokaryotic
Larger cells, with diameters of 20 Extremely small cells, less than 2
micro-metres or more micro-metres
The cell contains a nucleus The cell does not contain a nucleus
Animals, plants and fungi Bacteria and blue-green bacteria
DNA is associated with proteins and is in the DNA is not associated with any proteins and
nucleus lies free in the cytoplasm
Contains discrete membrane-bound Do not contain membrane-bound cell
organelles such as nuclei, mitochondria and organelles
Not all have cell walls A cell wall is always present
Large ribosomes Smaller ribosomes
DNA is linear DNA is circular


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