Eukaryotic cells compose all life in the kingdoms except for monera and are easily identifiable by a membrane-bound nucleus.
- Eukaryotic cells can be single cellular organisms, make up all complex cells and almost all multicellular organisms
- As eukaryotic cells make up almost all life in the kingdoms it also comprises plant cells which have different structures and organelles toanimal cells. (Click here to view a comparative table on plant and animal cells)
- Organisms that are comprised of eukaryotic cells include; animals, plants, fungi, algae and protozoa.
- Eukaryotic cells contain linear chromosomes composed of deoxyribonucleic acid or DNA in their nucleus.
- They reproduce by mitosis and sex cells in animals are haploid.
Bread yeast (fungi kingdom) - an example of a Eukaryotic Cell
Two white blood cells among red blood cells (animalia kingdom) - an example of a Eukaryotic Cell
Leaf Stomata (plantae kingdom) - an example of a Eukaryotic Cell
Human Breast Cancer Cell (animalia kingdom) - an example of a Eukaryotic Cell