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Eukaryotes and prokaryotes

Postby nighty » Tue Mar 08, 2005 7:36 am

Just to help you understand the terms eukaryotes and prokaryotes better:
The word karyon itself means nucleus. The word eukaryotes means "true nucleus" and the word prokaryotes means "before (pro) and nucleus (karyon)".

The basic difference between eukaryotes and prokaryotes is that the genetic material of eukaryotes is enclosed in a nucleus whereas the genetic material of prokaryotes is simply suspended into the cytoplasm. There are also other features that distinguish prokaryotes from eukaryotes as outlined in the previous posts above.
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Postby flissfloss » Thu Nov 08, 2007 11:30 pm

biostudent84 wrote:Semi-correct. All prokaryotic cells are unicellular organisms. Eukaryotic cells can either be unicelluler (Ameba), or multicellular (Humans).

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P.S. Yes, I DID spell Ameba right..."Ameoba" is the British way of spelling it ;)




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Postby mith » Fri Nov 09, 2007 1:20 am

You didn't know that there's american and british english? color vs colour etc...
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Postby baitianlong » Sat Nov 17, 2007 10:02 am

That's true... Like behaviour/behavior, analyse/analyze, center/centre, travelling/traveling
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Postby mcar » Sat Nov 17, 2007 11:58 am

Life is immeasurable.. that's being BIO.
Cells are really incredibly, so SIGNIFICANT.
How life is so diversed... two footing points, from prokaryotic and eukaryotic functional units!
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Postby mcar » Sat Nov 17, 2007 12:02 pm

We call our members in our organization, "KA-BIO" sounds like "KABAYO" which means "horse". "KA-BIO" means, my fellow BIO member.
When non-bio people here that, they laugh since they think of the horse "thing". Only KA-BIOs knows what it mean!
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