Eucarya


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Eucarya

one of the three primary groupings (DOMAINS) of ORGANISMS in modern classifications based on genetic structures and sequences. See CLASSIFICATION. It contains a number of KINGDOMS or groupings of kingdom rank including ANIMALS, PLANTS, ENTAMOEBAE, SLIME MOULDS, FUNGI, CILIATES, FLAGELLATES, TRICHOMONADS, MICROSPORIDIA and DIPLOMONADS. These are all EUKARYOTES, having cells with well-defined NUCLEI.
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Among other dissimilarities, eucarya, which include fungi, plants, and animals, house their DNA in an intracellular sac called the nucleus while bacteria do not.
jannaschii's metabolic genes mirror those of bacteria, other of its genes match those of eucarya.
The Eucarya (meaning "true nucleus") include protoctists, animals, plants, and fungi.