Definition of Eukaryotes

Eukaryotes are one of the three domains of life in which the organisms have cells that are bounded by a cell membrane. The eukaryotes range from simple single-celled species like yeast etc. to large, complex and multicellular species such as fungi, plants and animals. These eukaryotes have a number of organelles present in them that are bounded by membranes for example nucleus, mitochondria, chloroplast etc. the cell of the eukaryotes is composed of many compartments.


The genetic material is enclosed in a circular structure known as the nucleus. There is a division of labor among the organelles present in the cell. The ribosomes are responsible for the synthesis of proteins and the Golgi apparatus provides the energy currency in the form of ATP that drives all the biochemical reactions of the cell. Hence, every organelle is specialized in a eukaryotic cell.

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