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Table 2.

Basic properties of specific organisms and their cells used in determining which of four possible organisms belong to a given table group.

UnicellularMulticellular
 Prokaryote Eukaryote  
 Heterotroph Autotroph  
 Cells are organized; stick together in the right place Cells are individual or don’t “stick together”  
Primary form of reproduction Asexual Sexual Both 
Cell/nuclear division: Mitosis Meiosis for sexual reproduction Both 
Organelles and DNA:    
∘ Nucleus Present Absent  
∘ Cell wall Present Absent  
∘ Chloroplast Present Absent  
∘ Mitochondrion Present Absent  
∘DNA On chromosomes, inside a nucleus On chromosomes inside the cell itself, lacking a nucleus  
UnicellularMulticellular
 Prokaryote Eukaryote  
 Heterotroph Autotroph  
 Cells are organized; stick together in the right place Cells are individual or don’t “stick together”  
Primary form of reproduction Asexual Sexual Both 
Cell/nuclear division: Mitosis Meiosis for sexual reproduction Both 
Organelles and DNA:    
∘ Nucleus Present Absent  
∘ Cell wall Present Absent  
∘ Chloroplast Present Absent  
∘ Mitochondrion Present Absent  
∘DNA On chromosomes, inside a nucleus On chromosomes inside the cell itself, lacking a nucleus  
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