akaryote


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akaryote

(eɪˈkærɪəʊt)
n
(Biology) biology a cell without a nucleus
[from a-1 + karyo- + -ote as in zygote]
aˌkaryˈotic adj
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Noun1.akaryote - a cell without a nucleus (as an erythrocyte)akaryote - a cell without a nucleus (as an erythrocyte)
cell - (biology) the basic structural and functional unit of all organisms; they may exist as independent units of life (as in monads) or may form colonies or tissues as in higher plants and animals
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The discovery of Archaea challenged the established akaryote/eukaryote divide (we use the term "akaryote" to describe a cell without a bona fide nucleus.
It is further complicated by the fact that genetic material can be readily exchanged between species, especially akaryotes (i.e., Archaea and Bacteria that lack a nucleus) via horizontal gene transfer (HGT) [8-10].
In contrast, akaryotes persisted with a strategy of economy and harbored simpler functional profiles.