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How do prokaryotes obtain energy?

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Prokaryotes are composed of cells that do not contain a nucleus or membrane-bound organelles. Prokaryotes can be either autotrophic or heterotrophic. Each process is explained below.

1. Autotrophic prokaryotes make their own food. Autotrophic prokaryotes obtain energy through either photosynthesis or chemosynthesis. Each process is briefly explained below.

  • Although prokaryotes do not contain organelles such as the chloroplast, they may contain chlorophyll that is...

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