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Classification Vocab

TermDefinition
Classification The separation of organisms into groups, also called classes, based on specific characteristics.
Archaebacteria A kingdom that is made up of bacteria that live in extreme environments.
Fungi A kingdom made up of nongreen organisms that can't move, reproduce by spores, and get their food by breaking down different substances in their surrounding areas and absorbing nutrients they need.
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, multicellular organisms that usually are green, have cell walls made of cellulose, cannot move, and use the sun's energy to make sugar by photosynthesis.
Dichotomous Key An aid that helps identify organisms and consists of the answers to a series of questions.
Protista A kingdom that is mostly made up of one-celled eukaryotic organisms that are different from all plants, animals, fungi, and bacteria.
Animalia A kingdom that is made up of very complex, multicellular organisms that lack cell walls, usually they can move around, and they can quickly respond to the environment that they are in.
Created by: juroop309