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Classification

Classification Vocab

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What does unicellular mean? An organism made of only one cell.
What does multicellular mean? An organism with more than one cell.
What does heterotroph mean? An organism must feed on other organisms as a source of energy.
What does autotroph mean? An organism produces it's own energy or food.
What does prokaryotic mean? An organism that lacks a nucleus and membrane bound organelles.
What does eukaryotic mean? An organism that has a nucleus and membrane bound organelles.
Cell Wall A rigid structure that surrounds the cell membrane and provides support to the cell
Cell Membrane A layer that covers a cell’s surface and acts as a barrier between the inside of the cell and its environment
Sexual Reproduction Reproduction where the sex cells from two parents unite to produce offspring that shares characteristics with both
Asexual Reproduction Reproduction that does not involve two sex cells and where the parent produces an offspring identical to it
Taxonomy The science of describing, naming, and classifying organisms
Classification The division of organisms into groups, or classes, based on specific characteristics
Dichotomous Key An aid that is used to identify organisms and uses the answers to a series of questions
Binomial Nomenclature The scientific name of an organisms, composed of an organism’s Genus and Species.
Kingdom Classification group that includes large groups of organisms with similar characteristics
Phylum Defines a more specific group of organisms than a Kingdom
Class Defines a more specific group of organisms than a Phylum
Order Defines a more specific group of organisms than Class
Family Defines a more specific group of organisms than a Order
Genus Defines a more specific group of organisms than a Family
Species Defines a more specific group of organisms than a Genus
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