SPECIAL NOTE: Amyloid diseases are characterized by normal brain proteins becoming altered such that fibers are formed. Other amyloid diseases are non-infectious and include Alzheimer's Disease, Lou Gehrig's Disease and Huntington's Disease.
|general kinds of microorganisms||bacteria, archae||protozoa, fungi, algae, plants, animals|
|number of chromosomes||1||>1|
|size||relatively small||relatively large|
|unicellular vs. multicellular||basically unicellular and undifferentiated||unicellular and undifferentiated, multicellular and highly differentiated, and many degrees in between|
|chloroplasts and mitochondria||absent||present|
|mitosis and meiosis||absent||present|
|membranes||lack sterols and contain saturated or monounsaturated lipids||contain sterols and polyunsaturated fatty acids|
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