Study the following cell diagrams to understand better about the cell structure diagram. These prokaryotic diagrams are all labeled and we also give a brief explanation about the functions of its different components. You can also use this kind of diagram to differentiate prokaryotic to eukaryotic cell.
A prokaryote is a unicellular organism that lacks a membrane-bound nucleus, mitochondria, or any other membrane-bound organelle. In the prokaryotes, all the intracellular water-soluble components (proteins, DNA and metabolites) are located together in the cytoplasm enclosed by the cell membrane, rather than in separate cellular compartments. Most prokaryotes are between 1 µm and 10 µm, but they can vary in size from 0.2 µm to 750 µm. More details are provided on the prokaryotic diagram below.
Meanwhile, the eukaryotic cells have a more complex structure than the structure of prokaryotic cells and they carry out their functions through organelles. The structural characteristics of eukaryotic include organelles such as mitochondria, ribosome, lysosome, Golgi bodies, endoplasmic reticulum, etc.
The division between prokaryotes and eukaryotes reflects the existence of two very different levels of cellular organization. The diagrams that we provided above are the prokaryotic diagram. All of the diagrams are ready to be downloaded and printed in good quality. Find more interesting and educative diagrams in our site by browsing up our category!