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Classification of 6 kingdoms

Species a group of organisms that reproduce among themselves
Taxonomy branch of biology that names and groups organisms according to their characteristics and evolutionary history
dichotomous key instrument used to identify an organism based on certan characteristics
binomial nomenclature method of naming organisms by their genus and species
metabolism a set of chemical reactions that allow an organism to maintain life
prokaryotic cell with no nucleus, such as bacteria
eukaryotic cell with no nucleus
unicellular organism made of only one cell
multicellular organism made of many cells
autotroph an organism that makes its own food (producer)
heterotroph an organism that consumes other organisms (consumer)
binary fission asexual reproduction in bacteria; it splits in two
conjugation sexual reproduction in bacteria
anaerobic without air
aerobic with air
diploid the full number of chromosomes
haploid half the number of chromosomes
xylem carries water and nutrients in a plant
phloem carries food in a plant
phototropism growth toward light
geotropism growth downward becaus of gravity
hydrotropism growth toward water
sessile organism does not move
hermaphrodite an organism that contains both male and female sex organs
decomposers organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms
regeneration organism regrows body parts (such as a star fish)
exoskeleton external skeleton; skeleton is on the outside of body
endoskeleton internal skeleton; skeleton on inside of body
ectothermic cold-blooded organism; control body temperature through external means
endothermic warm-blooded organism; able to maintain its own heat
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