What is Monera?


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Monera is the taxonomic kingdom that includes prokaryotic organisms, which are organisms with cells that do not have a nucleus. Monera breaks down into four bacterial subcategories: Archaebacteria, Acitomycetes, Mycoplasms and Eubacteria.

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Organisms in the Monera kingdom are the most plentiful out of all five kingdoms. Archaebacteria include bacteria that exist in areas with very hot temperatures and moisture. Eubacteria include gram-negative eubacteria, which cause diseases such as pneumonia, and gram-positive eubacteria with a thick cell wall. Actinomycetes occur predominantly in soil. Mycoplasmas are small bacteria without cell walls; they are commonly parasites. Members of the Monera kingdom are some of the smallest organisms on Earth.

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