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    the middle of what?

    Please make the following in red clear for me.

    On our planet, the earliest single-cell life forms were called prokaryotes. No more than a sack of cytoplasm with their DNA free floating in the middle, these cells came into existence roughly three and a half billion years ago.

    In the above, does "the middle" refer to the middle of the sack of cytoplasm? Is it saying "prokaryotes were just a sack of cytoplasm that have their DNA free floating in the sack"?

    Thank you.

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    Re: the middle of what?


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