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Concept: Endosymbiotic Theory

Problem: One of the key innovations in the evolution of eukaryotes from a prokaryotic ancestor is the endomembrane system. Which eukaryotic organelles or features might have evolved as a part of, or as an elaboration of the endomembrane system? A) chloroplasts B) plasma membrane C) mitochondria D) nuclear envelope

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Endosymbiotic Theory:

1. Nuclear envelope is formed.

2. Proteobacteria is incorporated → becomes mitochondrion

3. Cyanobacteria is incorporated → becomes chloroplast

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One of the key innovations in the evolution of eukaryotes from a prokaryotic ancestor is the endomembrane system. Which eukaryotic organelles or features might have evolved as a part of, or as an elaboration of the endomembrane system? 

A) chloroplasts 

B) plasma membrane 

C) mitochondria 

D) nuclear envelope

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