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Classification

living things

TermDefinition
Classification the division of organisms into groups, or classes, based on specific characteristics
Archaebacteria a kingdom made up of bacteria that live in extreme environments
Fungi a kingdom made up of non green, eukaryotic organisms that have no means of movement, reproduce by using spores, and get food by breaking down substances in their surroundings and absorbing the nutrients
Taxonomy the science of describing, naming, and classifying organisms
Eubacteria a kingdom that contains all prokaryotes except archaebacteria
Plantae a kingdom made up of complex, multicelular organisms that are usually green, have cell walls made of cellulose, cannot move around, and use the sun’s energy to make sugar by photosynthesis
Dichotomous key n aid that is used to identify organisms and that consists of the answers to a series of questions
Protista an organism that belongs to the kingdom Protista
Animalia a kingdom made up of complex, multi- cellular organisms that lack cell walls, can usually move around, and quickly respond to their environ- ment
Created by: harddeath70