Seeing the difference: eukaryotes and prokaryotes answers questions

Eukaryotes Project

Cheek cell
Human cheek cells (seen through a microscope at 400X)

The best way to understand cells better is to look at some through a microscope. If you don't have a microscope yourself, try going to a science museum or try to raise money to get one for your school. Once you have a microscope, put a plant cell under it (like from an onion skin) and try to find the nucleus and the outside membrane and the vacuoles. Put an animal cell under it (like from your own cheek) and try to find the nucleus and the outside membrane.

What are Eukaryotes?

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Professor Carr

Karen Eva Carr, PhD.
Assoc. Professor Emerita, History
Portland State University

Professor Carr holds a B.A. with high honors from Cornell University in classics and archaeology, and her M.A. and PhD. from the University of Michigan in Classical Art and Archaeology. She has excavated in Scotland, Cyprus, Greece, Israel, and Tunisia, and she has been teaching history to university students for a very long time.

Professor Carr's PSU page

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