Human Biology, 14 Edition

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ISBN 10: 1-25924-574-8
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Chapter 3 - Section 3.2 - How Cells Are Organized - Check Your Progress: 3

Answer

The nucleus in eukaryotic cells is believed to have formed from invagination of the plasma membrane. This means that the plasma membrane formed a pocket that enclosed a small amount of the cell's DNA and formed its nucleus. Mitochondrion and chloroplasts are believed to have formed when prokaryotic cells were engulfed and over time evolved into organelles like mitochondrion and chloroplasts.

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The nucleus in eukaryotic cells is believed to have formed from invagination of the plasma membrane. This means that the plasma membrane formed a pocket that enclosed a small amount of the cell's DNA and formed its nucleus. Mitochondrion and chloroplasts are believed to have formed when prokaryotic cells were engulfed and over time evolved into organelles like mitochondrion and chloroplasts.
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