Mon March 19, 2012 By: Kimaya Patil

write four characteristics of monerans.Blue green algae have been included under the kingdom monera not under plantae .why?

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Tue March 20, 2012

Characteristics of Monera:

i) Prokaryotic organisms

ii) Unicellular

iii) Some of them have cell walls while some do not.

iv) ?T?h?e??i?r ?m?o?d?e? ?o?f? ?n?u?t?r?i?t?i?o?n ?????????????????????????????? c?a?n? ?b?e? ?e?i?t?h?e?r? ?????????????????????????????????a?u?t?o?t?r?o?p?h?i?c?? ?o?r? ???????????????????????????????????h?eterotrophic???.

 Blue-greens are very primitive organisms that are not really algae. They photosynthesize like algae, but they are actually bacteria. Now they are referred to as “Cyanobacteria” to acknowledge that they are bacteria. They cannot be included in Plant kingdom since they show characteristics of kingdom Monera and not Plantae. They are prokaryotic cells.

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