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Unformatted text preview: chemically complex (peptidoglycan) When present, usually simple, NO peptidoglycan Plasma membrane No carbohydrates, almost all lack sterols Sterols and carbohydrates incorporated Cytoplasm No cytoskeleton Cytoskeleton Ribosomes Smaller size (70S) Larger size (80S) except those within organelles Chromosome (DNA) Single circular Multiple linear arrangement chromosome, no histones chromosomes with histones Cell division Binary fission Mitosis Sexual reproduction No meiosis; transfer fragments of DNA only Meiosis Since bacteria are all prokaryotic, and are the only prokaryocytes, the following terms can be used interchangeably: Bacteria (both eubacteria and archaea) Prokaryocytes Prokaryotes Prokaryotic organisms Prokaryotic cells...
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