One origin? (viral evolution)

Robin Leech releech at TELUSPLANET.NET
Fri Jul 20 08:11:05 CDT 2001


No, prokaryote and eukaryote refer to the nucleus.  Karyo means "nut", and
that's what Hook and others thought it looked like.   "Eu" means "true", so
the eukyaryotes have a "true nut" or true nucleus.
Robin Leech
----- Original Message -----
From: "Thomas Lammers" <lammers at VAXA.CIS.UWOSH.EDU>
To: <TAXACOM at USOBI.ORG>
Sent: Friday, July 20, 2001 6:48 AM
Subject: Re: One origin? (viral evolution)


> At 04:09 PM 7/19/01 -0500, you wrote:
>
> >My classification of Kingdom Monera (prokaryotes), and viruses are
> >obviously prokaryotic,
>
> Um, I take exception to this statement.  Correct me if I am wrong, but do
> not the terms "prokaryote" and "eukaryote" refer to cells?  Viruses are
> non-cellular.  Ergo, it seems inappropriate to refer to them as
prokaryotic.
>
>
> Thomas G. Lammers, Ph.D.
>
> Assistant Professor and Curator of the Herbarium (OSH)
> Department of Biology and Microbiology
> University of Wisconsin Oshkosh
> Oshkosh, Wisconsin 54901-8640 USA
>
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>
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>
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