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Monera

 [mo-ne´rah]
in the classification of living organisms, a kingdom comprising all unicellular organisms that lack true nuclei (the prokaryote), including principally the bacteria. Formerly called Procaryotae.
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Mo·ne·ra

(mō-nē'ră),
The prokaryotes, a kingdom of primitive microbial organisms characterized by having no defined nucleus or chromosomes; DNA that is not membrane bound; and absence of centrioles, mitotic spindle, microtubules, and mitochondria; division of the ill-defined nuclear zone (nucleoid) is by separation of two masses attached to parts of the cell membrane, then growing apart (a form of amitosis). Monera includes the blue-green algae and bacteria; viruses, which lack a true cell, may have originated as "escaped nucleic acids" or "wild genes" from eukaryotic cells and are not included.
[pl. of Mod. L. moneron, fr. G. monērēs, solitary]
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Monera

the kingdom that, in older classifications, contains all prokaryotes.
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When the students get to kingdom Monera, they should have a problem, as organisms in this group are in both domain Archaea and domain Bacteria.
The microscopic bacteria and blue-green algae form one kingdom, called the Monera. Their cell structure is much simpler than that of other living things.
[For adults fortunate enough to have attended school in low-stakes days and who don't have a fifth-grader handy to ask, the kingdom Monera includes prokaryotic cells without nucleus or membrane-bound organelles.
Rather, each one is a composite of two or three different types of organisms from separate kingdoms: a fungus (Kingdom Fungi), an alga (Kingdom Protista), and sometimes a bacterium (Kingdom Monera).
All words below can be found in the OED somewhere, except a = ITIS animal, f = ITIS fern, m = ITIS monera, p = ITIS plant, B = Bloomsbury Thesaurus, Ch = Chambers, S = Stedman, TEA = The Electronic Alveary, W1/2/3 = Webster 1/2/3.
Kingdom 1 Bacteria (Prokaryotae, Procaryotae, Monera)
Whereas experimental analyses rarely employ invertebrates as subjects (e.g., protozoa, coelenterates, platyhelminthes, annelids, molluses, anthropods), plants, fungi, monera, and protista are excluded as a rule.
The clustered QTL confer resistance to a diverse group of pathogens from three kingdoms (animal, monera, and fungi) and two viruses.
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