Types of Cells and Needs

   There are two types of cells; prokaryotic and eukaryotic. Both types of cells are very different from one another. They both have different needs and characteristics. Some of these characteristics are: reproduction, and features.

   Prokaryotic cells are much more simpler than eukaryotic cells. Normally a prokaryote's parts will include ribosomes,  a capsule, a cell wall, a cell membrane, genetic material (DNA), pili, and a plasmid as seen in this diagram below.

                                          Picture from namrateheda.blogspot.com

   Eukaryotic cells are more complex than prokaryotic cells. Eukaryotic cells will include a nucleus, a nucleolus, a Golgi apparatus , mitochondria, plasma membrane, centrioles, lysosome, vesicle, both smooth and rough endoplasmic reticulum, nuclear membrane, chromatin, ribosome, free ribosome, cytoplasm, and peroxisomes. It is clearly able to see how much more complex the eukaryotic cell is than the prokaryotic cell.

                                      Picture from namrateheda.blogspot.com

   Another difference in the two types of cells is the reproduction ability. An organism with prokaryotic cells will have an organism that is EXACTLY identical, while an organism with eukaryotic cells will produce an offspring different from itself with just a few similarities.

   The look of the cell is another major difference. Eukaryotes will even look more complex than prokaryotes. Here are some pictures of eukaryotes.

   Here are some pictures of prokaryotes. They do sometimes look cooler than eukaryotic cells though.

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