Prokaryote and eukaryote

1925,1962 Prokaryote and eukaryote

The book of science

Tom Sharp

Édouard Chatton, Roger Stanier, C. B. van Niel cell biology

Prokaryote and eukaryote



Chatton named prokaryrotes and eukaryrotes after the same Greek root, karuōtos, which means “kernel,” referring to the nucleus of an eukaryote. Eukaryotes have “good kernels,” and prokaryotes came “before kernels.”

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