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BIO TAXONOMY

TermDefinition
DOMAINS The largest groups of living organisms. The three domains are: 1) eukaryotes 2)archaea 3)bacteria
Kingdoms The top four kingdoms of Eukaryotes are: 1) animals 2) plants 3) fungi 4) protoists
KPCOFGS Use these letters to remember the order of the taxonomy. Kingdom - Phylum - Class - Order - Family - Genus - Species
Genus Organisms in this group have similar genes.
Species Members of this taxon level can breed together.
Scientific Name To write the Scientific Name of an organism, write the Genus name and the species name. Always capitalize the Genus name.
Classify To arrange into groups.
Taxonomy The ranking of living organisms into groups according to their relationships.
Taxon One level of the taxonomy is a taxon.
Prokaryote Prokaryotes are a type of cell that does not have an enclosed membrane or organelles. Smaller and simpler.
Eukaryotes One of the three domains. Eukaryotes are type of cell that has an enclosed nucleus and organelles. Larger and more complex.
Bacteria One of the three domains. Prokaryotic cells that are rod, sphere, or spiral shaped.
Archaea One of the three domains. Prokaryotic cells that are extremophiles.
Extremophiles Archaea that can live in extreme conditions - salty, hot, cold, acidic, alkaline.
Dichotomous Key A set of yes/no questions of characteristics used to identify a species.
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