Question #52959

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Aug 28, 2017

You could try explaining their development using the endosymbiotic theory.


When the ancestral prokaryote formed a nucleus, an aerobic bacterium entered the prokaryote. The aerobic bacterium survives digestion and it becomes an endosymbiont*. It produces ATP and allows the prokaryote to outlast the other prokaryotes that doesn't have an endosymbiont.

endosymbiont- an organism that lives in mutual benefit with another organism