procaryote


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pro·kar·y·ote

(prō-kar'ē-ōt),
A member of the superkingdom Prokaryotae; an organismic unit consisting of a single and presumably primitive moneran cell, or a precellular organism, which lacks a nuclear membrane, paired organized chromosomes, a mitotic mechanism for cell division, microtubules, and mitochondria.
See also: Prokaryotae, Monera, eukaryote.
Synonym(s): procaryote

procaryote

(prō-kăr′ē-ōt′)
n.
Variant of prokaryote.

procaryote

pro·kar·y·ote

(prō-kar'ē-ōt)
A member of the superkingdom Prokaryotae; an organism consisting of a single cell, or a precellular organism, which lacks a nuclear membrane, paired organized chromosomes, a mitotic mechanism for cell division, microtubules, and mitochondria.
See also: eukaryote
Synonym(s): procaryote.

procaryote

see PROKARYOTE.

procaryote

prokaryote.
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The first level designates the basic subdivisions of fossil procaryotes, Single-Celled eucaryotes, invertebrates, vertebrates, and plants.
Benner R, Moran MA, Hodson RE (1986) Biogeochemical cycling of lignocellulosic carbon in marine and freshwater ecosystems: relative contributions of procaryotes and eukaryotes.
The arrival of eucaryotes looks more progressive than it really was because of the failure to depict the persisting hordes of procaryotes.
The form and structure of procaryotes is comparatively limited: bacteria are either spheres (cocci), straight rods (bacilli) or curved rods (spirilli).
coli) using traditional recombinant DNA techniques, because procaryotes lack the machinery necessary to synthesize biologically active proteins.
The rRNA clock makes it clear, Pace says, that the eukaryotes, animals whose cells have nuclei -- have as ancient an origin as procaryotes, organisms whose cells have no nucleus (SN:5/3/86,p.