Sources for Further Study

Campbell, Neil A., et al. Biology. 6th ed. Menlo Park, Calif.: Addison Wesley Longman, 2002. Comprehensive, introductory, college-level textbook, which addresses the domain concept and the Eukarya. Includes color illustrations, diagrams, bibliographical references, glossary, and index.

Dyer, Betsey Dexter, and Robert Obar. Tracing the History of Eukaryotic Cells. New York: Columbia University Press, 1994. Includes a discussion of the role of symbiosis in the evolution of eukaryotic cells, and shows how the fossil record, genetics, and molecular evolution help illuminate cell evolution. Includes bibliographical references, appendices, and index.

Margulis, Lynn. What Is Life? New York: Simon and Schuster, 1995. Written for the general reader, this work includes a description of eukaryotic cells and the role of endosymbionts in their origin. Includes chapters on the plant, animal, and fungal kingdoms as well as color photos and line drawings.

Raven, Peter H., Ray F. Evert, and Susan E. Eichhorn. Biology of Plants. 6th ed. New York: W. H. Freeman/Worth, 1999. Comprehensive, standard college-level textbook, which addresses the domain concept and the Eukarya in the context of plants. Includes color photos, diagrams, glossary, index, and bibliography.

Tudge, Colin. The Variety of Life: A Survey and a Celebration of All the Creatures That Have Ever Lived. New York: Oxford University Press, 2000. An account, in nontechnical language, of evolution, taxonomic categories, and all the major groups of organisms. Includes bibliography, indexes.

Category: Cellular biology

Eukaryotic cells (as opposed toprokaryotic cells) have internal, membrane-bound organelles and a distinct nucleus that physically separates the genetic material of the cell from the all of the other parts of the cell. Allprotists,fungi,plants, and animals are composed of eukaryotic cells.

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