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Chapter 2 Vocab

classification process of arranging organisms into groups based on similarities
taxonomy the science of naming and classifying organisms
genus group of species that have similar characteristics
binomial nomenclature system for naming species developed by Linnaeus is the basis of modern taxonomy
dichotomous key a series of questions that can be answered in only two ways
domain a large group of organisms
plantae a kingdom that includes plants such as trees, grass, and moss
Animalia a kingdom that includes animals from lions and tiger and bears to bugs and multicellular microbes
Protista a kingdom that includes organisms that don't fit easily into animals, plants, or fungi. They wither unicellular organisms or have a simple multicellular structure.
Fungi a kingdom that includes mushrooms, mold, and yeast
Archaea a kingdom that contains organisms that are similar to bacteria, but have a cell structure that is so different that scientist seperate them into their own kingdom
Bacteria a kingdom that contains unicellular organisms with no nucleus
Seven Levels of classification Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, and Species
Three Domains Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya
The six Kingdoms Plantae, Animalia, Protista, Archaea, Fungi, and Bacteria
Animals cells with a nucleous but no cell wall and no chloroplasts
Plants cells with a nucleus a cell wall and chloroplasts and composers
Created by: elperez8