What is a prokaryote?
A microscopic single-celled organism, including the bacteria, that has neither a distinct nucleus with a membrane nor other specialized organelles.
Prokaryotic cells are very much the opposite to eukaryotic cells.
Prokaryotic cells Eukaryotic cells
No true nucleus Distinct nucleus
No nucleolus Nucleolus present
Circular strands of DNA ( no chromosomes) DNA in chromosomes
No membrane bounded organelles Membrane bounded organelles present - (mitochondria)
No chloroplasts Chloroplasts present in plants and algae
Ribosomes smaller (70S) Ribosomes larger (80S)
No endoplasmic reticulum or associated golgi Endoplasmic reticulum present with
Apparatus or lysosomes golgi apparatus and lysosomes