Intro to eukaryotic cells
Prokaryotic vs. eukaryotic cells
- A membrane-bound nucleus, a central cavity surrounded by membrane that houses the cell’s genetic material.
- A number of membrane-bound organelles, compartments with specialized functions that float in the cytosol. (Organelle means “little organ,” and this name reflects that the organelles, like the organs of our body, have unique functions as part of a larger system.)
- Multiple linear chromosomes, as opposed to the single circular chromosome of a prokaryote.