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What is a prokaryote – Cell biology

By |2018-09-11T05:51:18-07:00May 29th, 2017|Biology|

A prokaryote (seen through a microscope) What does "prokaryote" mean? The simplest living cells are called prokaryotes, which is Greek for "before the nucleus" - these are cells that were so simple that they didn't have a nucleus. When did the first prokaryotes evolve? The first prokaryotes probably evolved from even simpler cells [...]

What are E. coli bacteria? Cell biology

By |2019-05-19T07:36:49-07:00May 28th, 2017|Biology|

E. coli bacterium under a microscope Where do E. coli bacteria live? E. coli are a very common kind of prokaryote cell that lives mainly inside mammals and birds, including inside you. What are prokaryotes? What is dysentery? All our biology articles What do E. coli bacteria do? They can only live for [...]