BY1- Prokaryotes, Eukaryotes and Viruses

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Prokaryote and Eukaryote Cells

 Eukaryotic cells probably evolved from prokaryote cells around 1000 million years ago. Prokaryote cells do have a simpler structure and we probably the first forms of life on Earth. An example of a prokaryote cell is a bacterium. Eukaryote cells are typical of the great majority of organisms including all animals and plants. 

Prokaryotic Cells:

  • Found in bacteria and blue green algae
  • No membrane-bound organelles
  • Ribosomes are smaller
  • DNA lies free in the cytoplasm
  • No nucleur membrane or ER
  • Cell wall containing murein

Eukaryotic Cells:

  • Found in plants, animals, fungi and protocists
  • Membrane-bound


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