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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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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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by piscilactovegetarian
Fri Feb 28, 2014 12:10 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Newbie question about the first life
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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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by piscilactovegetarian
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:21 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Newbie question about the first life
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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
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Living or not? (viruses,viroids and prions).
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Re: Multicellular prokaryote

... the question comes down to a lack of definition of what we mean by multicellular and perhaps that more specificity is required in modern terminology ... (associated with diploid or more), and endocytosis. Quite literally, eukaryotic cells in their own right are thought to have been formed from ...

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by thirdprometheus
Fri Nov 15, 2013 7:45 pm
 
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
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Re: How did endosymbionts coordinate replication?

... theory mitochondria were ancient bacteria that survived in an ancient eukaryotic cell and continued to live as part of it as an organelle. So, I suppose, in any eukaryotic ...

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by kk
Tue Feb 26, 2013 8:29 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: How did endosymbionts coordinate replication?
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