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Science Vocab (9)

classification and the main domains and kingdoms

Classification the division of organisms into groups, or classes, based on specific characteristics
Taxonomy the science of describing, naming, and classifying organisms
Dichotomous Key an aid that is used to identify organisms and that consists of the answers to a series of questions
Archaea (domain) made up of prokaryotes, are single-celled, no nucleus, can thrive in extreme environments and regular environments
Bacteria (domain) ex. E-coli Made up of prokaryotes, found in soil/water/human body/etc...., can be both good or bad
Eukarya (domain) ex. humans have nucleus, membrane-bound organelles, 4 kingdoms are made from this~Protista, Fungi, Plantae, Animalia
Protista (kingdom) ex. slime/ mold single celled or simple-multi-celled, evolved from ancient bacteria, animal-like Protista is called Protozoans, plant-like Protista is called algae
Fungi (kingdom) ex. mushrooms Complex/multi-cellular organisms, don`t perform photosynthesis or eat other organisms~Decomposers
Plantae (kingdom) ex. flowers, trees plants, vary in size/form/ and structure, eukaryotic, have cell walls, use photosynthesis, other organisms can get nutrients by eating from the kingdom Plantae
Animalia (kingdom) ex. humans, birds, dogs animals/humans, complex/multicellular, don`t have cell walls, specialized sense organs, depend on other organisms for food
Created by: estherhan202