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classification

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what is classification? the process of classifying something by shared qualities and characteristics.
what is an organism? any living thing
what is diversity? variety
what is a characteristic? a feature or quality
what is a Dichotomous key? a tool that allows you to determine the identity of things
what is taxonomy? the branch of science concerned with classification
what is a domain? highest taxonomic rank of organisms
what is the six kingdom system? the chart for classifying organisms
what is a microorganism? a microscopic organism
what does single-celled mean? the organism is made up of one cell
what does multi-celled man? the organism is made up of many cells
what does it mean to be prokaryotic? the organism does not have membrane bound organelles
what does it mean to be eukaryotic? the organism does have membrane bound organelles
what is an autotroph? an organism can make its own energy
what is a heterotroph? an organism that eats other organisms to get energy
what is a decomposer? an organism that decomposes organic material
what is a carnivore? an organism that eats only meat
what is a herbivore? an organism that eats only plants
what is an omnivore? an organism that eats both meat and plants
what is a detritivore? an organism that feeds on dead organic material
what is an insectivore? an animal or plant that feeds off insects
what is phylogeny? the branch of biology research evolution and diversity
what is a cladogram? a diagram showing the cladistic relation ship between a number of species
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