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Classification

Classification of living things Vocab

TermDefinition
autotroph An organism that makes its own food
Heterotroph organism that obtains energy from the foods it consumes; also called a consumer
Multicellular Made up of more than one cell.
Unicellular A single celled organism
asexual reproduction Process by which a single parent reproduces by itself
sexual reproduction A reproductive process that involves two parents that combine their genetic material to produce a new organism, which differs from both parents
Kingdom First and largest category used to classify organisms
classification system Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species
Domain A taxonomic category above the kingdom level. The three domains are Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya.
Archaea One of two prokaryotic domains of life, the other being Bacteria.
Bacteria Domain of unicellular prokaryotes that have cell walls containing peptidoglycan
Eukarya Domain of all organisms whose cells have nuclei, including protists, plants, fungi, and animals
Plantae Kingdom Kingdom of multicellular photosynthetic autotrophs that have cell walls containing cellulose
Animalia Kingdom Multicellular, eukaryotic, heterotrophs, can move on their own
Fungi Kingdom eukaryotic kingdom of heterotrophic decomposers with cell walls made of chitin
Protista Kingdom Single cell, microscopic organisms, EUkaryotic cells
Decomposer An organism that breaks down wastes and dead organisms
Decomposer An organism that breaks down wastes and dead organisms
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