Blue green algae have been included under the group Monera and not under Plantae

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Blue green algae have been included under the group Monera and not under Plantae. Why?

Answer:
Monera is a kingdom of prokaryotes while organisms of kingdom Plantae are eukaryotes with definite nucleus, membrane-bound organelles and multicellular body design. Blue-green algae are prokaryotes having nucleoid with naked DNA. The cell organelles are also not enclosed in membrane. As they also do not possess multicellular body design, these characters bring them closer to Monera and exclude them from the kingdom Plantae.