Biology 2010 Student Edition

Published by Prentice Hall
ISBN 10: 9780133669510
ISBN 13: 978-0-13366-951-0

Chapter 12, DNA - Standardized Test Prep - Page 359: 8



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The DNA in prokaryotic cells is much less than in eukaryotic cells. In fact, the genetic material of prokaryotes is mainly contained within a circular piece of DNA in the cytoplasm whereas the DNA of eukaryotes are contained in at least several chromosomes inside the nucleus. Options A, C, and D are incorrect because they state that the DNA of prokaryotes is as much as or more than the DNA in eukaryotes.
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