explain the kingdom monera

Asked by paddipawar | 11th Nov, 2014, 06:29: PM

Expert Answer:

Monera is the only "kingdom" containing prokaryotic organisms.Monera are considered as the most primitive group of organisms. They include various types
of bacteria and blue-green algae. The characteristics of Monera includes-

(i)Organisms are unicellular, made of a single cell.
(ii)They have a prokaryotic cell structure.
(iii)The cell lacks a distinct nucleus. Nuclear material is organised in the form of a circular, double-stranded and helical DNA, devoid of a nuclear membrane.
(iv)The cytoplasm lacks well-organised cell organelles, except for ribosomes.
(v)The cell wall is generally present, except in Mycoplasmas.
(vi)The mode of nutrition is either autotrophic or heterotrophic.
(vii)The kingdom monera has been divided into two groups which are: Archaebacteria and Eubacteria.
Example of Kingdom Monera is cyanobacteria.

Answered by Sivanand Patnaik | 12th Nov, 2014, 08:35: AM

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