Difference between revisions of "Nucleoid"

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Nucleoid:The [[portion]] of a [[prokaryotic cell]] where [[dna]] is [[physically]] organized but not enclosed in a [[membrane]].
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'''Definition'''
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''noun, plural: nucleoids''
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The portion within a prokaryotic cell where the genetic material is to be found.
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'''Supplement'''
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In contrast to [[eukaryote]]s with a [[nucleus]], [[prokaryote]]s have a [[nucleoid]] where the [[genetic material]] can be found. The [[nucleoid]] is different from the [[nucleus]] of the [[eukaryote]]s in a way that the [[genetic material]] is not enclosed in a membrane to separate it from the [[cytoplasm]].
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''Word origin:'' nucleo- + -oid; thus "like a nucleus".
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<br>''Related forms:'' nucleoidal (''adjective'')
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''Related term:''
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*[[Lavdovskys nucleoid]]

Revision as of 01:12, 22 March 2009

Definition

noun, plural: nucleoids

The portion within a prokaryotic cell where the genetic material is to be found.


Supplement

In contrast to eukaryotes with a nucleus, prokaryotes have a nucleoid where the genetic material can be found. The nucleoid is different from the nucleus of the eukaryotes in a way that the genetic material is not enclosed in a membrane to separate it from the cytoplasm.


Word origin: nucleo- + -oid; thus "like a nucleus".
Related forms: nucleoidal (adjective)

Related term: