What is the criterion for classification of organisms as belonging to kingdom Monera or Protista?

Kingdoms monera and protista both are unicellular life forms but they are distinct from each other. The major criteria for their classification are the presence and absence of a defined nucleus and cell bond organelles.

The organisms belonging to Kingdom Monera are unicellular and prokaryotic which do not have a true nucleus and cell bond organelles. 
The organisms belonging to Kingdom Protista are unicellular and eukaryotic having nuclei bound in their own nuclear membrane-bound organelles.


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Updated on: 29-Mar-2023


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