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Prokaryotes are thought to really be chloroplast and mitochondria within eukaryotes.

  1. Oct 29, 2004 #1
    In Bio II AP our teacher assigned us an assignment to read about the Endosymbiont Hypothesis. Very interesting indeed. Now I know the basic facts...prokaryotes being engulfed by larger prokaryotes forming organelles such as the power houses, mitochondrian, and cholorplasts. But besides DNA resemblence between the prokaryotes and mitochondiran does anyone know of facts further supporting this hypothesis? If you do please let me know. I would love to learn more. :smile:
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  3. Oct 29, 2004 #2


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    First prokaryote is a misleading term and it does should use seldomly. Second , eukaryote probably did not evolved from bacteria or archea. I would suggeste that you read http://www.pubmedcentral.gov/articlerender.fcgi?tool=pmcentrez&rendertype=abstract&artid=124369 [Broken]

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  4. Oct 29, 2004 #3
    Thank you.
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