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Of, or pertaining to, or characteristic of a eucaryote, which is basically an organism possessing a membrane-bound nucleus.


Organisms may be grouped in two major groups: procaryotes and eucaryotes. Eucaryotes include the animals, plants, fungi, and protists.

Word origin: eucaryote + -ic.

Variant: eukaryotic

Compare: procaryotic

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chamberland's filer importance and advantage of RNA virus

... virology have developed much slowly without the use of chamberland's filter? what advantage would an RNA virus gain by having its genome resmble eucaryotic mRNA?

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by iqbalnisa
Wed Jul 28, 2010 9:35 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: chamberland's filer importance and advantage of RNA virus
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... it shouldn't be a problem to insert some special gangliosides into the membrane, right? And third, is there a way to let them not fuse with eucaryotic cell membranes in micelle-lymphocyte co-cultures? Thanks a lot for your support! Cheers!

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by TheDude
Tue Aug 04, 2009 3:52 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Micelle
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Gene giving rise to Protein

The old dogma “one gene—one protein” is not always true for eucaryotic genes. For example, a single a-tropomyosin gene can produces multiple distinct mRNAs which then give rise to variant (but related) proteins. How does this occur? PLease can anyone answer ...

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by Lurrena
Tue Mar 24, 2009 12:38 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: Gene giving rise to Protein
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Views: 3670

Why aren't bacteria taking over the world?

... and to a much lesser extent inhospitable environments And like mith said, other species are capable of defending themselves. For example, some eucaryotic unicellular organisms eat bacteria, and bacteria compete for nutrients against one another, as well as against other microorganisms living ...

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by biohazard
Wed Sep 24, 2008 6:37 am
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Why aren't bacteria taking over the world?
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Views: 13955

Re: Genetic modification

... or discussion about heterologous gene expression somewhere. Most of the mechanics of gene expression are the same whether in a bacterium or eucaryotic cell: DNA is transcribed into mRNA which is translated into protein on the ribosomes. To get a bacterial gene to express in a plant cell, ...

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by blcr11
Thu Feb 07, 2008 9:28 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetic modification
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