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Chapter 17 terms

Julie banks

TermDefinition
Classification Grouping of objects or information based on similarities
Taxonomy Branch of biology that groups and names organisms based on studies of their different characteristics
Binomial nomenclature Linnaeus developed to develop to identify species
Genus Group of similar smaller species
Specific epithet Describes a characteristic of the organism
Family Next larger taxon in biological classification system, consists of a group of similar genera
Order Taxon of similar families
Class Taxon of similar orders
Phylum Taxon of similar classes
Division What taxon plants use instead of phylum
Archaebacteria Prokaryotes (cell without nucleus which has DNA) that live in harsh areas like swamps usually oxygen free and produce methane
Eubacteria Prokaryotes with strong cell walls (strep throat)
Protists Eukaryotes (cell with nucleus) that lack complex organ systems and live in wet areas
Fungi Uni/multicellular eukaryotes that absorbs nutrients from organic matter
Plants Multicellular, photosynthetic, eukaryotic organisms (chloroplasts and cell walls made of a woody substance called cellulose)
Animals Multicellular heterotrophs with a developed nervous system and do not have cell walls and multiple feeding
Created by: Juliebanks