Eukaryote

Science / Genetics / Eukaryote: Cell or organism with membrane- bound, structurally discrete nucleus and other well- developed subcellular compartments. Eukaryotes include all organisms except viruses, bacteria, and blue- green algae. Compare prokaryote. See chromosomes.

Plantae

Science / Biology / Plantae: The plant kingdom; nonmobile, autotrophic, multicellular eukaryotes. Kingdom of the plants, autotrophic eukaryotes with cellulose in their cell walls and starch as a carbohydrate storage product, with MORE

Mitosis

Science / Biology / Mitosis: The division of the cells nucleus and nuclear material of a cell; consists of four stages: prophase, metaphase, anaphase, and telophase. Cell xeroxing. Mitosis occurs only in eukaryotes. The DNA of th MORE

Protists

Science / Biology / Protists: Single-celled organisms; a type of eukaryote. Protista MORE

Protista

Science / Biology / Protista: The taxonomic Kingdom from which the other three eukaryotic kingdoms (Fungi, Animalia and Plantae) are thought to have evolved. The earliest eukaryotes were single-celled organisms that would today be MORE

Intron

Science / Biology / Intron: In eukaryotes, bases of a gene transcribed but later excised from the mRNA prior to exporting from the nucleus and subsequent translation of the message into a polypeptide. MORE

Prokarytote

Health / Disease / Prokarytote: An organism lacking a true nucleus, such as a bacteria (cf eukaryote) MORE

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