Differences between Animal Eucaryotic and Procaryotic cells

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Differences between Animal Eucaryotic and Procaryotic cells

Eucaryotic Procaryotic
Nuclear membrane Present Absent
Membrane structures (other than cell membrane) Generally present Generally absent
Microtubules and centrioles Present Absent
Weight of ribosomes 80S 70S
Intracellular organelles Numerous Minimal
Metabolic functions In mitochondria In cell membrane
Genetic material multiple chromosomes single chromosome
Size Larger than procaryotic Smaller than eucaryotic
Complexity More complex Less complex

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