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Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Cells Shawn Decker Grantham University Into to Life Science September 13, 2016
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All living things are made up of cells. Some have only one cell, while others have many and some complex cells. Eukaryotic cells are what humans are made up of. Prokaryotic cells are what bacteria are made up of. All humans, plants, fungi, and most protists, are made up of these complex cells called eukaryotes. The name of both eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells, tells you what they mean; Eu = true kayro = nucleus, Pro = before kayro = nucleus. Both types of cells carry DNA, the hereditary information for the cell. Prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells contain ribosomes. That is about the extent of their similarities. Prokaryotic cells are some of the oldest living organisms. They are also the smallest life form. Each cell measures roughly about 0.2 micrometers in length. Prokaryotes are not very complex; they are made up of the cell wall, cytoplasm, ribosomes, and a single DNA. The most commonly known form of a prokaryotic cell, is bacteria. Archaea is the other form of a
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