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Classification Grouping of objects or info. Based on similarities.
Taxonomy Branch of biology that groups and names organisms based on studies of their different characteristics
Binomial nomenclature Two word naming system
Genus Consists of a group of similar species.
Specific epithet Describes characteristic of an organism
Family Consists of group of smaller genera
Order Taxon of similar families
Class Taxon of similar orders
Phylum Taxon of similar classes
Division Used instead of phylum by plant taxonomists
Kingdom Taxon of similar phyla or divisions
Animals Multicellular heterotroph, developed nervous system, don't have cell walls
Plants Multicellular, photosynthetic eukaryote. 250000 known species
Protists Eukaryotes, lack complex organ system live in wet areas
Fungi Eukaryotes that absorb nutrients from organic matter
Archaebacteria Prokaryotes, live in harsh areas like hot springs/swamps.
Eubacteria Prokaryotes, have strong cell walls, both auto and heterotroph.
Created by: Jeffrey.Cook