A superkingdom of cellular organisms that includes the kingdom Monera (bacteria and blue-green algae) and is characterised by the prokaryotic condition, minute size (0.2-10 um for bacteria) and absence of the nuclear organization, mitotic capacities, and complex organelles that typify the superkingdom Eukaryotae.

Synonyms: Procaryotae.

(05 Mar 2000)

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