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adaptation a feature of an organism that helps it survive in its surroundings
classification the sorting of things into groups of similar items
fungus an organism that has cell walls but does not have chloroplasts
genus a groups of organisms that share major characteristics and are therefore closely related
protists a microscopic organism that may have characteristics of plants, animals, or fungi
species a single group of organisms that can reprise among their young
chloroplasts make plants food through process of photosynthesis
pseudopodium false feet, allows protists, amoeba, to move
bacteria does not have a nucleus
paramecium shoe or slipper shaped cell, singled-celled, move with cilia
slime mold makes up most of the fungus like protists; characteristics of fungi, but not a fungus
sea urchin related to starfish
This organism has no nucleus bacteria
These organisms are classified by the presence or absence of vascular tissue plants
This is single-celled protists, usually having chloroplasts, lacking cell walls, but able to move euglena
An organisms scientific name consists of both its genus and species
Both plants and fungi are unique in that they have cell walls
Vertebrates are animals with backbones
Inter vertebrates are animals without Backbones
Paramecium move by tiny hairs called cilia
What system is used for basic classifying organisms Von Linnean
Euglena move by "tails" called flagella
A dichotomous key is what made up of choices that guide you to the correct name of the item or organism you want to identify
What language do all scientists understand Latin
What are the seven levels of classification Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species
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