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Kingdom Monera

Kingdom Monera

The Kingdom Monera consists of prokaryotic, unicellular organisms. No nuclear membrane or membrane-bound organelles such as chloroplasts, Golgi complex, mitochondria or endoplasmic reticulum are present. Monera have a cell wall of protein plus polysaccharide compound, but not cellulose. They reproduce asexually by binary fission. Important examples of Monera include Archaea and Bacteria.

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Bacteria are found everywhere and are the most numerous organisms on Earth. In a single gram of soil, there are about 40 million bacterial cells. The human body also contains \(\text{10}\) times as many bacterial cells as human cells!

Mycobacterium bacteria that causes Tuberculosis.

Staphylococcus aureus bacteria can cause skin infections, sinusitis and food poisoning.

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