Single Celled Organisms

Exiting around 3.8 billion years ago, Single Celled organisms, played a key role in depositing minerals on the surface of the Earth. By giving off oxygen, they helped our atmosphere, and had done so in an ‘Early Photosynthesis.’ In other terms, the prehistoric version of the evolved Photosynthesis that we know about today.

The marine cyanobacteria, one of the earliest bacteria which were discovered by scientists, were alive about 3.5 billion years ago. They had photosynthesis capabilities, which led to oxygen being released as a by-product. This then resulted in the production of more communities of similar organisms with this trait, thus resulting in a higher amount of oxygen in the atmosphere. Due to all of this Aerobic Prokaryotes were Single Celled organismsevolved, and these organisms utilized more oxygen.

There are two types of cells. There are Eukaryotes and Prokaryotes. Eukaryotes are generally found in multi-celled organisms like Humans, Deer, Etc. Prokaryotes are generally found on bacteria, fungus, etc. The Prokaryotes, are older than Eukaryotes. The Eukaryote has a nucleus, and many membrane-bound organisms. However, the recently pondered theory of Endosymbiosis, which involves the theoretical concept of a relation between one organism that lives in the body of another, however both are benefiting with this relationship. This theory was implied towards the mitochondria and the chloroplasts. According to this idea, the mitochondria, originated from a bacteria originating organism, a prokaryotic, and by entering the Eukaryote cell as a form of ATP energy and Prokaryote, and slowly evolved and worked with the cell to become the Mitochondria/Chloroplast that we know of today.

Cellular Reproduction very big to the life of the cells and their overall tissue/organ/system. Prokaryotes use the method of Aesexual reproduction, which allows them to produce offspring very quickly and easily. The offspring have similar or identical genes, and there is little to no genetic variation. Sexual reproduction is very different. It takes time, as unlike Aesexual reproduction, is requires two parents, and requires meiosis/mitosis to occur. Though, it allows for genetic variation, which is very valued in the survival of an organism.