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King Philip Can Only Find Green Socks Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species
Kingdom The largest category in the classification system of living things. Most scientists presently use a 5_Kingdom tree of life.
Classification The identifying, naming, and grouping of organisms. Classification reflects how living things are related to each other.____
Organism Organism living thing made up of one or more cells, use energy, move, respond to their environment, reproduce and have a life span. We do not know any organism that lives for ever
Species The most specific category in the classification of living things. A species is a group of organisms that resemble each other in appearance and behavior, and can interbreed under natural conditions to produce fertile offspring.
Animalia The kingdom of multi celled organisms that live by taking in food.
Fungi The kingdom on multi celled organisms that live by first digesting their food outside their body, then absorbing their food.
Monera The kingdom of single celled organisms that lack a nucleus.
Protista The kingdom of single celled organisms whose cells have a nucleus
Abiotic Factors Something in an ecosystem that is non-living and has no living origin
Dichotomous key A step by step guide to identifying an organism. At each step of the key, the scientist is required to make a choice between at least two characteristics. The identity of the organism is eventually determined in this manner
Genus The second-most specific category in the classification of living things. All organisms are known by a two word name consisting of their genus and species
Taxonomy (-ist) A field of science that specializes in the classification of living things. A taxonomist is a scientist that specializes in this field.
Biodiversity The variety of different species in an area
Biotic factors Something in an ecosystem that is living (or dead) and has a living origin
Carolus Linnaeus (may 23 1707 -January 10, 1778) , was a swedish botanist, physician and zoologist who laid the foundations for the modern scheme of binomial nomenclature. He is known as the “father of modern taxonomy”
Characteristic A defining physical or behavioral trait of an organism that separates and distinguishes it from other organisms.
Invertibrate An animal without a backbone. Invertebrates make up more than 90% of the Animal Kingdom, because of insects.
Vertebra A section of the backbone made of bone and/all cartilage. Vertebrae are more then one Vertebra (plural form)
Binomial Nomenclature The formal method for naming a species. The word “Binomal” means two names. The first name is always capitalized, while the second is never. It is always written in Italics.
Vertebrate An animal with a backbone. Vertebrates make up less then 10% of the Animal Kingdom, because of insects.
Ecosystem A group of organisms and their physical (Abiotic/non-living) environment.
Community Different populations of species living together in the same area
Population Organisms of the same species living in the same area.
Consumer An organism that feeds on other organisms.
Producer An organism that makes it own food through process of photosynthesis.
Decomposer An organism that breaks down other dead organisms into substances that enrich the soil.
Matter Anything that occupies space and can be detected by our senses except hearing.
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