Biology 2010 Student Edition

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

Chapter 20, Viruses and Prokaryotes - Assessment - Prokaryotes - Understand Key Concepts/Think Critically - Page 596: 11



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Option b. is incorrect. Prokaryotes do not have organelles. Option c. is incorrect. Prokaryotes may have cell walls, but plants also have cell walls. Prokaryotic cell walls are different from plant cell walls. Option d. is incorrect. Prokaryotes do contain nucleic acids, just like other organisms. Option a. is correct. Prokaryotes do not have nuclei. Their genetic material is not contained with nuclei but, rather, are dispersed throughout the cytoplasm.
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