(Reguidit frae Eukaryotic)

A eukaryote (/juːˈkæri.t/ yoo-KARR-ee-oht) is ony organism whose cells contain a nucleus an ither organelles enclosed within membranes.

Temporal range: OrosirianPresent 1850–0Ma
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Eukaryotes an some examples o their diversity – clockwise frae tap left: Reid mason bee, Boletus edulis, chimpanzee, Isotricha intestinalis, Ranunculus asiaticus, an Volvox carteri
Scientific classification e
Domain: Eukaryota
(Chatton, 1925) Whittaker & Margulis, 1978
Supergroups[2] an kinricks
Kinrick Plantae – Plants
Kinrick Animalia – Ainimals
Kinrick Fungi

Eukaryotic organisms that cannot be classified under the kingdoms Plantae, Animalia or Fungi are sometimes grouped in the kingdom Protista.


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  2. Adl SM, Simpson AG, Lane CE, Lukeš J, Bass D, Bowser SS, et al. (September 2012). "The revised classification of eukaryotes" (PDF). The Journal of Eukaryotic Microbiology. 59 (5): 429–93. doi:10.1111/j.1550-7408.2012.00644.x. PMC 3483872. PMID 23020233. Archived frae the original (PDF) on 16 Juin 2016.