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.
coli) using traditional recombinant DNA techniques, because procaryotes lack the machinery necessary to synthesize biologically active proteins.