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1 MBIO 3813-002 Fa11 Day 5 Wed 8/31 Topics: What does life look like? “Prokaryote”; Eukaryote; Three Domains Characterizing Microbial Cell Genomics Microscopy, Biochemistry, Physiology [Th. Kuhn (1962), The structure of scientific revolutions ; paradigm shifts] C N S P O 2 Fe…… Prokaryote v. Eukaryote • PROKARYOTE – no nucleus or membrane-surrounded organelles • No classic chromosomes or classical mitosis • EUKARYOTE – Nucleus and membrane-surrounded organelles (mitoch.; chloropl.) – Chromosomes (usually diploid, mitosis and meiosis) The Prokaryote is defined by what it does not have. Some argue, convincingly, that this is not a robust definition. Especially now that Archaea and Bacteria are known. Concept of prokaryote is arguable but prokaryote v eukaryote is useful Classification of Microorganisms Systems needed to provide framework for thinking about organisms • Linnaean Names • Prokaryote v. Eukaryote • Animal Plant Fungi Monera (Euk and Prok Protists) • Three Domains
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