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In Eukaryotic cells are found in plants, animals, fungi, and protists. In the Eukaryotic cells the nucleus is what is found in them. The nucleus is a compact sphere that is the most prominent organelle in eukaryotic cells (Cowan 2020 pg. 115). The nucleus is what is called a “control center” and it is what protects the DNA.
The DNA in eukaryotes is stored within the nucleus, while DNA is stored in the cytoplasm of prokaryotes. Additionally, DNA in eukaryotic cells is stored in double-stranded chromosomes that are condensed by histones (Tarantino). This would contain the cell’s genetic information and controls the cell’s growth and reproduction.
Cowan, M. K., & Smith, H. (2020). Microbiology: A Systems Approach (6th ed.). McGraw-Hill Higher Education (US). https://ambassadored.vitalsource.com/books/9781260451290Links to an external site.
Tarantino, C. (n.d.). Eukaryotic Cell:What Is It, Difference from Prokaryotic Cells, and More. Osmosis From Elsevier. https://www.osmosis.org/answers/eukaryotic-cellLinks to an external site.