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Characteristics of Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes

Cell Characteristics of Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes


There are two general classes of cells: prokaryotic and eukaryotic. The evolution of prokaryotic cells preceded that of eukaryotic cells by 2 billion years.

The major similarities between the two types of cells (prokaryote and eukaryote) are:
  1. They both have DNA as their genetic material.
  2. They are both