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Eukaryotic

Definition

adjective

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


Supplement

Organisms may be grouped in two major groups: prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Eukaryotes include the animals, plants, fungi, and protists.


Word origin: eukaryote + -ic.

Variant: eucaryotic (British)

Compare: prokaryotic


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Newbie question about the first life

... the mitochondria: there are two theories about their presence in cells. One of them says that the first host that "swallowed" one was a eukaryotic cell, the other one says that the host was a bacterium, in other words, a prokaryotic cell. I'm not really sure about the idea that motochondria ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:10 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Newbie question about the first life
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Views: 712

Newbie question about the first life

... been able to find the source. If it's true, then I guess it was a bacterium that did this, thus taking a big step on the way to becoming the first eukaryotic cell, so bacteria and mitochondria must've developed independently and side by side before coming together. (Coincidentally, enzymes are ...

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by piscilactovegetarian
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:21 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Newbie question about the first life
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Views: 712

Re: Gene cloning question

... as a start codon in result I must delete The ATG of my sequence or I can use the ATG of vector in Nde1 site as a start codon? (NOTE: My gene is eukaryotic) Is there anyone make a sugestion?

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by mohajeri
Thu Feb 06, 2014 10:01 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Gene cloning question
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Views: 15557

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

... the virus from its host's genetic material, a holdover from the RNA world. It could also explain the existence of a distinct nucleus within Eukaryotic cells. A paper is being released today, however, that argues that this scenario has things exactly backwards. Giant viruses, its authors ...

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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

Multicellular prokaryote

... the need for endomemebrane system as the absorption and transport of food molecules and others can take place much easily than in that of the eukaryotic plasma membrane. well, what do all of u have to say??

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by Sumanth001
Sat Nov 30, 2013 5:08 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
Replies: 24
Views: 17566
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