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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
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procaryote

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

see PROKARYOTE.
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An idea that was shockingly revolutionary as recently as the early nineties--but is now almost universally accepted--is that mitochondria are descendants of bacteria (procaryotes)--that the discovery of the advantages of keeping computer disks and coal is separate compartments involved a large simple cell (which was perhaps energetically inefficient) getting invaded by a smaller bacteria (which was energetically more efficient).
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 same false impression is conveyed with each new arrival on the stage: vertebrates, large-brained animals, and so on.
Bacteria, together with cyanobacteria (blue-green algae), are single-celled lower protista known as procaryotes. Procaryotic cells do not have a true nucleus, the bacteria's DNA being present as a single molecule in the cell's interior.
coli) using traditional recombinant DNA techniques, because procaryotes lack the machinery necessary to synthesize biologically active proteins.[18] Tissue plasminogen activator (t-PA) is such a protein and is an important therapeutic agent for a variety of human clotting disorders.