Is Bacteria Prokaryotic Or Eukaryotic?


The cell types in Bacteria and Archaea are considered “prokaryotes.” The use of the term prokaryote was first introduced as a result of electron microscope studies showing a shared simple cell structure among bacteria (Stanier & Van Niel 1962).

Bacteria are classified as prokaryotes, along with another group of single-celled organisms, the archaea. Prokaryotes are tiny, but in a very real sense, they dominate the Earth. They live nearly everywhere – on every surface, on land and in water, and even inside our bodies.

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