Procaryotae


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Procaryotae

 [pro-kar″e-o´te]
former name for monera.

Pro·kar·y·o·tae

(pro'kar-ē-ō'tē),
A superkingdom of cellular organisms that includes the kingdom Monera (bacteria and blue-green algae) and is characterized by the prokaryotic condition, minute size (0.2-10 mcm for bacteria), and absence of the nuclear organization, mitotic capacities, and complex organelles that typify the superkingdom Eukaryotae.
Synonym(s): Procaryotae

Procaryotae

/Pro·caryo·tae/ (pro-kar″e-o´te) former name for Monera.

Procaryotae

[prōker′ē·ō′tē]
(in bacteriology) a kingdom of bacteria, viruses, and blue-green algae that includes all microorganisms in which the nucleoplasm has no basic protein and is not surrounded by a nuclear membrane. The kingdom has two divisions: Cyanobacteria, which includes the blue-green bacteria, and bacteria. Also called Monera. See also procaryocyte.