[ proh-kar-ee-ot-ik ]
/ proʊˌkær iˈɒt ɪk /
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of or relating to a prokaryote, a cellular organism that has no nuclear membrane and no organelles in the cytoplasm except ribosomes:According to one book, the key to evolution is symbiotic invasions—such as mitochondria and other organelles invading prokaryotic cells to create eukaryotic cells.
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This included “6,969 eukaryotic, 6,119 prokaryotic, and 152 viral glycans,” they wrote in their 2020 Cell Host & Microbe study.Researchers Read the Sugary ‘Language’ on Cell Surfaces|Rachel Crowell|May 3, 2021|Quanta Magazine
But this is pretty much the opposite of what we are learning about prokaryotic diversity.