The exceedingly interesting Monera and Labyrinthuleæ, as also the Catallacta, were indeed discovered only a few years ago.
Still, what are we otherwise to do with the still living Monera?
A long gradation of cellular organization leads from the simplest primitive cells (Monera) to the highest developed protists.
But in the case of the Monera there is no such organization.
These and other writers suppose that the nucleus has been overlooked in the protoplasm of the Monera I have described.
The Crystals show signs of something like taking nourishment, but the real taking of food may be said to commence with the Monera.
The Monera are the lowest and simplest form (at least so far known) of organic life.
This comparison is inapplicable to the lowest organisms, the Monera, which are devoid of such a mechanical structure.
In the same way the primitive metabolism and the slow, simple growth of these Monera would not come within direct observation.
The description of this orange-red globule of plasm (protomyxa aurantiaca) appeared first in my Monograph on the Monera.