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

  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. iansmith

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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 On the evolution of cells or this article

    http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Endosymbiotic_theory
     
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