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Comparison between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells

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Describe two similarities and two differences between eukaryotic cells and prokaryotic cells. Why do you think eukaryotic cells developed? Describe how eukaryotic cells are similar to a production line.

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The solution addresses the differences and the similarities between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells. The endosymbiotic theory is discussed as a possible theory for the development of eukaryotic cells. The comparison between the eukaryotic cells and the production line is explained and justified.

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I. Similarities and differences between eukaryotic and prokaryotic cells


1. Both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells posses genetic material, ribosomes, and the cytoplasm.
2. Both prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells are able to reproduce themselves by replicating their material and dividing into two cells.


1. The presence of a nucleus. The main difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic cells is the lack of a nucleus in prokaryotes. While eukaryotic cells possess a clearly defined ...

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