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Eukaryotic cell

Definition

noun, plural: eukaryotic cells

The cell of a eukaryote, i.e. an organism that possesses a membrane-bound nucleus.


Supplement

The presence of a distinct nucleus encased within membranes is one of the major distinctive features of a eukaryotic cell from a prokaryotic cell. Examples of this kind of cell are the cells of animals, plants, fungi, and protists.


Word origin: eukaryotic + cell.

See also: prokaryote


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Biological Immortality and Immortalised Cell lines

... immortality usually refers to the process to decrease the rate of cells’ mortality from cellular senescence as a function of chronological ... purposes, from testing toxicity of compounds or drugs to production of eukaryotic proteins. There are several methods can be used to generate immortalized ...

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Re: How did endosymbionts coordinate replication?

... scholarly article that describes how after endosymbiosis, the bacterial cell and it's eukaryotic host coordinated replication Maybe this helps? http://rstb.royalsocietypublishing.org/content/365/1541/699.full.pdf

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by sosippus
Wed Sep 24, 2014 8:51 pm
 
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Newbie question about the first life

... can create such globules, which are not really the ancestors of the cell , but they show the complex chemical interactions that could've led ... 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 ...

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Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:10 am
 
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Newbie question about the first life

Before the first cell there must've been a far simpler structure isolated from its environment by a primitive ... 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 ...

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Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:21 am
 
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Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).

... its host, the viral genome carried a lot of genes that replaced basic cellular functions, including some involved in DNA repair and the manufacturing ... world. It could also explain the existence of a distinct nucleus within Eukaryotic cells. A paper is being released today, however, that argues ...

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by Sumanth001
Sun Dec 08, 2013 12:37 pm
 
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Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
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