General, Non-Lecture-Specific Questions

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What is the difference between Nucleus and Nucleoid?

The nucleus is a membrane-bound organelle within the cytoplasm where the genome is housed in a eukaryote. The nucleoid region is just the spot in the cytoplasm of a prokaryotic cell where the genome happens to be hanging out -- the genome is not separated from the rest of the cytoplasm by any membrane.

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