EUKARYOTE eu -true karyon -nucleus... plan of multi-cellular organisms

Eukaryotes (eukarya) include the fungi, algae, protozoa, slime molds, & all plants & animals and contain many internal membrane bounded organelles...
an organelle is a subcell part that has a distinct metabolic function

9 CHARACTERISTIC of EUCARYOTES:
nucleus - single greatest step in evolution of higher animals
genes in "chromosomes" [colored bodies = DNA + protein]
contains
more DNA (1,000x more) than procaryotes
organelles equal significant internal compartmentalization of function
presence of flexible cell walls (allows phagocytosis)
presence of cytoskeleton (provides framework to be larger)
reproduce sexually
often
larger- cell volume 10X > than bacteria - size 5.0 to 20 µm diameter
extensive internal membranes