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taxonomy!

cousins middle school, 7th grade, taxonomy

TermDefinition
cell basic unit of life
organisms living things
kingdom second largest taxa (or organizational level) includes Animalia, Plantea, fungi, protista, archeabacteria and eubacteria
species a group of similar living things that can reproduce and have fertile offspring
scientific name a two part name used by scientists, includes genus and species, helps to avoid confusion
DNA deoxyribonucleic acid, the blueprint for living things
dichotomous key tool used for identification, gives 2 choices
classification the act of organizing by similar characteristics
domain the largest division or taxa in organizing living things, include eukaryia, bacteria and archea
phylogeny the study of evolutionary history
autotroph makes its own food through photosynthesis or similar (aka producer)
heterotroph has to eat other things to live (aka consumer)
eukaryote has a cell or cells that contain a nucleus and other membrane bound organelles
prokaryote cells do not have nucleus, simpler cells
unicellular being made of 1 cell
multicellular being made of more that 1 cell
biotic living
abiotic nonliving
binomial nomenclature literally "2 word naming system"
taxonomy the science of naming and classifying organisms
Created by: JesiBraswell