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Classification

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Classification the process of classifying something with similar qualitities or characteristics
Organism a plant, animal, or single-celled life form
Diversity the state of being diverse, variety
Characteristics a quality describing an organism
Dichotomous Key a tool the helps determine the identity of a organism in the natural world
Taxonomy a branch of science concerned with classification
Domain bacteria, archaea, and eukaryotes
Six Kingdom System Archaebacteria, Eubacteria, Protista, Plantae, and Animalia
Microorganism a microscopic organism
Single-Celled one celled organism
Multi-Celled multiple celled organism
Prokaryotic no membrane bound organelles, no nucleus, and DNA
Eukaryotic membrane bound organelles, nucleus, and DNA
Autotroph makes their own food
Heterotroph eats other things for food
Decomposer an organism that decomposes organic material
Carnivore eats only meat
Herbivore eats only plants
Omnivore eats both plants and meats
Detritivore eats dead organic material
Insectivore eat mainly insects
Phylogeny the history of a kind of organism
Cladogram a diagram showing the relationship between organisms
Created by: srueff101704