What Is an Example of an Eukaryotic Cell?


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Some examples of life forms made of eukaryotic cells include animals, plants, fungi and protists. Animals, plants and fungi are multicellular organisms, while most protists are unicellular. Yeast is a simple eukaryotic cell often used in research.

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According to Shmoop, eukaryotic cells are more complex than prokaryotic cells. Eukaryotic cells have a nucleus surrounded by a membrane. The nucleus contains long, thin molecules of DNA that store the information on how a cell should grow, reproduce and function. The nucleus also contains a nucleolus that holds nucleic acids and proteins. Eukaryotic cells' DNA is transcribed, or copied, into messenger RNA that is translated into proteins by ribosomes. A eukaryotic cell's membrane controls what gets in and out of the cell. Most eukaryotic cells also contain organelles, membrane-bound internal structures, such as mitochondria, Golgi bodies, lysosomes, endoplasmic reticulums and vesicles. The cytoplasm in a eukaryotic cell suspends the components of the cell and assists with material transport.

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