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Prokaryotic cell Structure Diagram

Structure / July 21, 2019

Gram Stain of Prokaryote Bacteria Staphylococcus epidermidisProkaryotic Cell

Parts, Functions & Diagrams of Prokaryotes

Single-celled prokaryotes are microbes that include bacteria and their bacteria-like cousins Archaea. Prokaryotic cells are much simpler than the more evolutionarily advanced

Whereas eukaryotic cells have many different functional compartments, divided by membranes, prokaryotes only have one membrane (the plasma membrane) enclosing all of the cell’s internal contents.

If a eukaryotic cell is analogous to a big house with many different rooms, a prokaryotic cell is like a one-room, studio apartment.

Article Summary: Prokaryotes are simple, single-celled, yet remarkably successful organisms. Here's an overview of the structures and functions of prokaryotic cells.

Labeled Illustration of Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic Biological Cells

Prokaryotic Cell Structures, Functions & Diagrams

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Internal Structures of Prokaryotic Cells

  • Plasma Membrane: The cell membrane is a double-layer of phospho with associated and other molecules. It is essentially the “bag” that holds all of the intracellular material and regulates the movement of materials into and out of the cell.
  • : This is the gel-like fluid that the cell is filled with, inside the plasma membrane; liquid with all of the cellular organelles suspended within.

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