eukaryote

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an organism with cells characteristic of all life forms except primitive microorganisms such as bacteria

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The revolutionary realization -that all eukarya, including humans, owe their existence to a unique act of fusion in the history of evolution, namely the colonization of a voluminous type of archaea as host/stem cell by single-cellular organisms from the bacterial domain--was decisive.
The third lineage, Eukarya, not only contains unicellular organisms but also myriad multicellular organisms.
Based on the modern phylogenetic classification, Bacteria, Archaea (microbes living in extreme environments) and Eukarya (sometimes termed Eukaryota) (66) may be recognized as the three domains for which separate mother cells had been produced from the PBC.
Nucleotide excision repair (NER) occurs in the Bacteria and Eukarya and is responsible for repair of UV damage as well as other DNA lesions.
This new method enabled them to use not just one, but multiple thresholds of the open reading frame (ORF) groups between the ''three domains'' of eukarya, archaea and bacteria, the report said.
The authors now recognize three Domains: Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya.
It was Woese who discovered that all living creatures belong to three very ancient lineages, known as bacteria, eukarya and archaea.
The Sputnik genome, as determined by shotgun 454 Sequencing, is an 18-kilobase circular double-stranded DNA and contains genes that are linked to viruses infecting each of the three domains of life: Eukarya, Archaea and Bacteria.