What are characteristics of domain eukarya?

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Jan 23, 2017

Eukaryota consists of organisms that have a true nucleus and structures called organelles that are surrounded with by membranes.


The presence of nucleus which contains genetic material and is enclosed by a nuclear membrane sets them apart from prokaryotic cells.

All complex organisms are eukaryotic and they reproduce by mitosis or meiosis.
Eukaryotic cells are typically much larger than those of prokaryotes. Eukaryotic DNA is divided into several linear bundles called chromosomes, which are separated by a microtubule spindle during nuclear division.

The kingdoms associated with Eukarya are Plantae, Animalia and Fungi kingdoms,

Eukaryotes represent a tiny minority of all living things , but due to their much larger size , eukaryotes collective world wide biomass is estimated at about equal to that of prokaryotes.