Choose ONE cellular component that is only found in eukaryotes. Discuss what its role is.

Required Resources

Read/review the following resources for this activity:

  • Textbook: Chapters 4, 5, 6
  • Weekly Concepts

Initial Post Instructions

First, let’s differentiate all the detailed vocabulary about all these cells we learned this week. When looking under microscope what structural differences would you see between two types of cells.

Now choose ONE cellular component (e.g. a part of a cell) that is found only in bacteria. Discuss what its role is.

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Choose ONE cellular component that is only found in eukaryotes. Discuss what its role is.

For your second post, comment on a peer’s post. If they chose a prokaryotic cellular structure, please share whether or not you think that structure would be a good target for antibiotics and why?

If your peer chose an eukaryotic cellular target, I want you to think about evolution and the endosymbiotic theory. The endosymbiotic theory states that mitochondria and chloroplasts were initially free living organisms that entered larger cells through endocytosis, but were not digested. What is the evidence, and are you convinced? Why or why not?

Make sure to post at least two high quality posts. Your instructor will open new topics of discussion throughout the week.

Follow-Up Post Instructions

Respond to at least one peer or your instructor. Further the dialogue by providing more information and clarification.

Writing Requirements

  • Minimum of 2 posts (1 initial & 1 follow-up)
  • Minimum of 2 sources cited (assigned readings/online lessons and an outside source)
  • APA format for in-text citations and list of references
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