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A prokaryote is a single-celled organism that doesnt have a membranebound nucleus, mitochondria, or any other membrane-bound organelles.

A
eukaryote is any organism whose cells contain a nucleus and other
organelles within the cell membrane.

Eukaryotic Cell
Nucleus Present
Number of More than one
chromosomes

Prokaryotic Cell
Absent
One

Cell Type Usually multicellular

Usually unicellular

Example Animals and Plants

Bacteria and Archaea

Mitochondria Present
Ribosomes larger
Chloroplasts Present (in plants)

Absent
smaller
Absent; chlorophyll
scattered in the cytoplasm

Cell wall Only in plant cells and


fungi

Usually chemically
complexed

Vacuoles Present

Present