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Can Prokaryotic Cell evolve into Eukaryotic cell over time?

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Can Prokaryotic Cell evolve into Eukaryotic cell over time?

Postby ProStoY_PatSaN » Fri Jun 24, 2005 4:30 am

Can Prokaryotic Cell evolve into Eukaryotic cell over time?
If yes, how?
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Postby James » Sat Jun 25, 2005 9:36 am

An actual prokaryote will not evolve over its lifetime, but it is believed eukaryotes evolved from a merger of prokaryotes
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Postby victor » Sat Jun 25, 2005 12:08 pm

If eukaryota were formed from two procariotic cells (according to Lynn Margulis' Endosmbiotic theory) then why it doesn't happen now?? :?
Oh yes...from the Endosymbiotic theory, does it involved Archae?we know that Archae is one of the primitive cell isn't it? :roll:
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Postby shaunie » Sat Jun 25, 2005 8:10 pm

From what I've read isn't the mitochondria and the chloroplasts of modern eucaryotes the remnants of prokaryotes being contained within larger cells? If this si the case and it has happened and worked successfully I don't see why life cannot continuously evolve encorperating this in its evolution. Even uder our noses as there are what? 4000 species of prockaryotes documented and describer, with an expected half of a million yet to be described.
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Postby MrMistery » Sun Jun 26, 2005 9:00 pm

Of course it can evolve, but we can not detect the progress because it would take thousants of years... No one lives that much...
Cianophora paradoxa- an algea that has no chloroplasts, but it has symbiothic cianobacteria... IT'S HAPPENING!
Archea are actually more evolved than bacteria...
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