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Prokaryotic cell

Definition

noun, plural: prokaryotic cells

(1) The cell of a prokaryote, i.e. an organism whose cell generally lacks a true nucleus.

(2) Any cell characterized by features similar to a prokaryote.


Supplement

Examples of prokaryotic cells are cells of bacteria and archaea. Bacterial cells, for instance, do not possess a true nucleus such as in eukaryotic cells. They have only a nucleiod region for its chromosomal DNA.


Word origin: prokaryotic + 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 ... 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 ...

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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

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by piscilactovegetarian
Tue Feb 25, 2014 10:21 am
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
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prokartotes

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by Avishek890
Sun Sep 01, 2013 6:13 am
 
Forum: Cell Biology
Topic: prokartotes
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Topic: Multicellular prokaryote
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Eukaryotic and Prokaryotic

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by SteveYst
Wed Oct 03, 2012 1:39 pm
 
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