Enhanced Complexity in Eukarya
Categories : Biology
Editor : MikeGene
published: samedi 27 janvier 2007 7:48:03
It is well known that eukaryotic cells are more complex than prokaryotic cells. For example, while the typical eukaryotic cell is 10-100 micrometers in diameter, contains numerous membranous organelles, has a cytoskeleton, and reproduces through mitosis, the typical bacterial cell is only 0.2-2.0 micrometers in diameter, lacking organelles and cytoskeleton, while reproducing through binary fission.
Yet the theme of enhanced complexity repeats itself at increasingly smaller scales like a fractal image.