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What are some characteristics of Monera?

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Members of Monera, which include the prokaryotic bacteria and cyanobacteria, are single-celled and lack a membrane-bound nucleus. They also lack other membrane-bound organelles, such as mitochondria, and reproduce asexually.

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Members of Monera can be contrasted sharply with eukaryotic organisms because many of their characteristics are completely opposite. Eukaryotes can be single or multicellular and do have a membrane bound nucleus. Other organelles, such as the mitochondria and chloroplasts, are also membrane bound. In the five kingdom classification system, Monera is the only kingdom that is comprised of prokaryotes. All other kingdoms of Protista, Plantae, Fungi and Animalia contain organisms that are eukaryotic.

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    What are some Monera examples?

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    Some examples of Monera are halobacteria, methanobacteria, pyrococcus and methanosarcinales, which are considered members of the domain archaea. Other monerans are all known bacteria. Members of monera are single-celled prokaryotes, which means that their cells have no nuclei or organelles protected by membranes.

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    How do archaebacteria reproduce?

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    Does a fungus have a nucleus?

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    What were two types of organisms in the kingdom Monera?

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    The kingdom Monera included bacteria and cyanobacteria. Classification systems change when technologies such as DNA sequencing provide new information about the relationship between organisms. A three-domain system consisting of Bacteria, Archaea and Eukarya supplanted the five-kingdom system, and Monera is obsolete.

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