Why is archaea prokaryotic?

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Mar 9, 2016

Archaea does not have any defined nucleus.


A prokaryote is a cell which lacks membrane-bound nucleus, or any membrane-bound organelle.
There are two domains of prokaryotes, Archaea and Bacteria. Archaea is prokaryotic because it doesn't have a nucleus, nor any membrane-bound organelles. The reason why Archaea is different from Bacteria is it is more prominent, most of them are extremophiles. Archaea could stay alive in extreme conditions such as 113 °C (235 °F), at high pressure, or in concentrated acidic environments.

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