eukaryote eukaryote

Definition(s):

  • (n) an organism with cells characteristic of all life forms except primitive microorganisms such as bacteria; i.e. an organism with `good' or membrane-bound nuclei in its cells

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  1. Scientists Have Successfully Built a Custom, Synthetic Chromosome from Scratch

    The first designer chromosome is here. After seven years, a team of international scientists has created the first artificial eukaryote chromosome from scratch.   Eukaryotes are complex cell organisms, like humans and plants, “in which the genetic material is organized into a membrane-bound nucleus.” The chromosome, was incorporated into brewer’s yeast, was built using a computer redesign of the ...
    on March 29, 2014     Source: The Atlantic Wire via Yahoo! News

  2. In a first, scientists create artificial chromosome

    Scientists have built from scratch the world's first synthetic chromosome of a eukaryote, incorporating it into brewer's yeast. 
    on March 28, 2014     Source: The Christian Science Monitor

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