Prokaryote vs Hopanoid - What's the difference?

prokaryote | hopanoid |


As nouns the difference between prokaryote and hopanoid

is that prokaryote is an organism whose cell (or cells) are characterized by the absence of a nucleus or any other membrane-bound organelles while hopanoid is (biochemistry) any of a class of pentacyclic compounds, somewhat similar to steroids, that have various functions in prokaryotes.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

prokaryote

Noun

(en noun)
  • An organism whose cell (or cells) are characterized by the absence of a nucleus or any other membrane-bound organelles.
  • In the taxonomy, an organism of the kingdom [[w:Monera, Prokaryotae (now superseded).
  • Synonyms

    * prokaryota

    Antonyms

    * eukaryote

    Hyponyms

    * archaeon * bacterium

    hopanoid

    English

    Noun

    (hopanoids) (en noun)
  • (biochemistry) Any of a class of pentacyclic compounds, somewhat similar to steroids, that have various functions in prokaryotes