Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305389892

Biology: The Dynamic Science (Mind...

4th Edition
Peter J. Russell + 2 others
Publisher: Cengage Learning
ISBN: 9781305389892


Chapter 1.3, Problem 1SB
Textbook Problem

What is a major difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms?

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Summary Introduction

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The major difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms.


The cells are the fundamental and basic unit of life. All the organisms are made of different types of cells. The organs are composed of tissues, which are in turn made of cells having a similar structure and function. Some functions of the cells are providing support, helping in communication, transportation of oxygen, protection of the organs, and helping in movement.

Explanation of Solution

Prokaryotic organisms are grouped under Bacteria and Archaea. The eukaryotes are complex organisms, which are grouped under Eukarya. The differences between prokaryotic and eukaryotic organisms are as follows:

Prokaryotic organisms Eukaryotic organisms
The DNA (deoxyribonucleic acid) is present in cytosol in the circular form. The DNA is linear and is present inside the nucleus.
There are no double membrane bound organelles. Double membrane bound organelles are present.
Plasma membrane lacks receptors. Plasma membrane has receptors...

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