Sunday, April 24, 2011

Prokaryotes vs. Eukaryotes

A few differences:


Prokaryotes:
-circular genetic information
-all extrons (no introns)
-DNA in cytosol
-naked DNA
-RNA needs no protection due to constant environment
-transcription and translation occur simultaneously

Eukaryotes:
-linear genetic information
-both extrons and introns
-DNA in nucleus
-DNA wrapped around histones (proteins)
-mRNA needs protection
-transcription and translation occur seperately

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