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6.2.1. General characteristics of cells

General characteristics of cells

All cells are made up of:

Due to their complexity, two types of cells are distinguished: prokaryotes and eukaryotes.

Prokaryotic cells are simpler than eukaryotes, and the main difference is that prokaryotes lack a nucleus, they do not have DNA surrounded by a nuclear membrane that separates it from the cytoplasm.

Comparación entre una célula eucariota y otra célula procariota

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