Why are cyanobacteria prokaryotes?

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Bacteria are called prokaryotes because a bacterium cell lacks a nucleus. The DNA is found as loops in discrete sites in the cytoplasm, rather than in a nucleus.

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Cyanophyceae is rarer noun of cyanobacteria,its basicaly the same thing.

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They do not have organized nucleus. So they are prokaryotes.

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Bacteria do not have a nucleus. That's why they are prokaryotic.

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Do cyanobacterium had a nucleus?

No. Cyanobacteria are prokaryotes, and as such do not have a nucleus.

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