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      spacecowboi
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      Anyone know the difference between prokaryotic and eukaryotic chromosomes?

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      JackBean
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      prokaryotis are usually circular and smaller, while eukaryotic are (probably always) linear, bigger and multiple

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      awkko808
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      As Jackbean said, most eukaryotic chromosomes consist of multiple sets of linear DNA molecules. I believe eukaryotic chromosomes also have histones, which are absent in (most) non-archaean prokaryotes. Of course, eukaryotic chromosomes are housed in the nucleus and interact with the nuclear lamina.

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