A eukaryote is an organism that contains cells that contain a membrane bound nucleus. Eukaryotes are very easy to find and we see thousands everyday, but they encompass a small minority of all living things. In eukaryotes, cells divide by meiosis and mitosis. Eukaryotes can range from such things like flowers to monkeys. As humans, we are eukaryotes. Eukaryotic cells feature things such as a Golgi apparatus, lysosomes, secretory vesicles, plasma membranes, smooth ERS, rough ERS, ribosomes, nuclei, and nuclear envelopes. Depending on whether the eukaryote is a plant, animal or other type of cell, different organelles will be present. The plant pictured above is a eukaryote as it has many eukaryotic cells.


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