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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It is intriguing to note that, whereas majority of hydrogenases expressed in Bacteria and Archaea are of [NiFe]-type, (7) only [FeFe]-enzymes are expressed in Eucarya.
A partir de los anos 60, cuando se descifro el codigo genetico y se comprobo su universalidad, la investigacion de esta cuestion perdio gran parte de su carga especulativa y en la actualidad esta generalmente aceptado que toda la diversidad biologica del planeta se agrupa en tres grandes dominios, Archaea, Bacteria y Eucarya, que a su vez proceden de una misma celula primigenia: LUCA (Last Universal Common Ancestor).
Biochemists, microbiologists, and other researchers synthesize what is known about the molecular and cellular biology of a group of organisms that are different from both Bacteria and the Eucarya, have played a central role in the evolution of life, and often thrive in places previously thought to be totally inimical to life.
The eucarya include the multicellular life forms encompassing all plants and animals.