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Ch 9 vocab words

Classification The division of organisms into groups, or classes, based on specific characteristics
Taxonomy the science of describing, naming, and classifying organisms
Genus The first part of the scientific name, begins with a capital letter
Binomial nomenclature Two part name, genus and species
Taxonomic/Dichotomous Key Give two pairs of statements to identify an organism
Species The second part of the scientific name, begins with a lower case letter- any organism that can mate and produce fertile offspring
Archaea Domain prokaryotes (most of which are known to live in extreme environments) that are distinguished from other prokaryotes by differences in their genetics and in the makeup of their cell wall;
Bacteria Domain extremely small, single-celled organisms that usually have a cell wall and that usually reproduce by cell division (singular, bacterium)
Eukarya Domain in a modern taxonomic system, a domain made up of all eukaryotes; this domain aligns with the traditional kingdoms Protista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia
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