Differences between Prokaryoyes and Eukaryotes

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Property Eukaryotes Prokaryotes
True Nucleus Present absent
DNA many chromosomes single chromosome
cell division mitosis binary fission
ribosomes larger smaller
mitochondria present absent
chloroplasts can be present absent
flagella complex flagella simple flagella
size usually > 2 um diameter usually < 2 um diameter
microorganism examples Euglena,Paramecium,Amoeba E.coli,Bacillus anthracis