Eukarya

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The Eukarya domain, also know as Eukaryotes, is the most recent domain in the history of evolution.

The main differentiating characterisic of all eukarya is the distinct nucleus contained within each cell of a multicellular organism or the single cell of a unicellular organism[1].

This nucleus contains all of the organisms genetic information, which in eukaryotes is arranged as linear chromosomal DNA.

Eukaryotics can be subdivided into four further taxa: 

References 

  1. Berg, J, Tymoczko, J, Stryer, L. (2011) Biochemistry, 7th Edition, New York: W.H. Freeman and Company. Chapter 1, Page 3.
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