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(noun) Plural form of eukaryote.

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Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

... and find that they branch off right at the base of the the eukaryotic lineage. In other words, the viruses seem to have had a common ancestor with eukaryotes, but it split off right after the eukaryotes diverged from bacteria and archaea. (This also argues against the horizontal gene transfer idea, ...

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by Sumanth001
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:37 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
Replies: 15
Views: 4549

Re: Multicellular prokaryote

... more specificity is required in modern terminology because of the abundance of new information. Prokaryotes are not multicellular in the way that eukaryotes are (which is often what people mean by the term), but the distinction is not as simple to define as it is to 'intuitively conceptualizer.' ...

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by thirdprometheus
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:45 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
Replies: 24
Views: 17568

Sigma Factor Functions in Bacterial vs. Eukaryotes

... required before transcription can begin at a core promoter in bacteria. A) List the four functions. B) Name the transcription factors found in eukaryotes that provide these same four functions. PLEASE PLEASE HELP!!! Thank youuuu! :D

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by sabrina9
Sat Nov 02, 2013 9:49 pm
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Sigma Factor Functions in Bacterial vs. Eukaryotes
Replies: 0
Views: 589

Re: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?

... gene transfer to the data (another ad hoc adjustment), but though a very frequent HGT is probable amongst microbes, one must extend it to complex eukaryotes to explain away the genome of eden , and then it is much less probable. Interestingly it seems Prof Doolittle and most of the other biologists ...

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by wildfunguy
Fri Oct 04, 2013 7:49 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Why must we avert the genome of Eden?
Replies: 6
Views: 3027

Re: Is complexity inevitable?

... of possibilities, not a predetermined outcome. This is because of the role of environment, C and E . Whether this is true of all multicellular eukaryotes, I don't know. I don't know the extent to which environmental influences act on nonhuman organisms. Some of this wider potentiality may be ...

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by wildfunguy
Thu Sep 26, 2013 6:12 pm
Forum: Evolution
Topic: Is complexity inevitable?
Replies: 16
Views: 4652
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