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Of, or pertaining to, or characteristic of a prokaryote, which is basically an organism lacking a true nucleus.


Organisms may be grouped in two major groups: prokaryotes and eukaryotes. Prokaryotes include the eubacteria and archaea.

Word origin: prokaryote + -ic.

Variant: prokaryotic (British).

Compare: eukaryotic

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Newbie question about the first life

... 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 were developed inside a cell rather than being initially like very simple cells ...

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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

... genetic machinery could have developed. The first creatures were bacteria (that's the plural, the singular being "bacterium"). They are prokaryotic cells (they lack a nucleus). This type of simpler cell has no mitochondria (plural [singular: "mitochondrion"]). Then came the ...

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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: 9426


do prokaryotic cells have organelles??? by definition they have no membrane bound organelles but i think they dont have any at all. i think that the whole cell can be consisdered as a specialised organelle. endosymbiosis also ...

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by Avishek890
Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:13 am
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: prokartotes
Replies: 4
Views: 2077


... secretes - they really do benefit greatly from travelling in a swarm). 1 cyanobacteria can do that 1 Magnetoglobus -> dead The MMP is a large prokaryotic microorganism that ranges from about 3 to 12 μm in diameter. It is best described as an aggregation of about 10 to 40 Gram-negative, genetically ...

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by BlahBlahBlah
Thu Jun 27, 2013 1:46 pm
Forum: Microbiology
Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
Replies: 26
Views: 26374

Genetics problems

... of 2 different genes, are these genes part of an operon or are regulated by different promoters, meaning that can be located far away? ( in a prokaryotic organisms)??

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by simina
Mon Mar 18, 2013 1:31 pm
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Genetics problems
Replies: 3
Views: 3967
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