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Chapter 10

Classification of microorganisms

taxonomy is the science of classifying organisms. puts organisms into categories known as taxa
the history of evolution is known as... phylogeny
the 3 domain classification system is based on... differences in cell type and ribosomal RNA sequence
eukaryotic species group of closely related organisms that breed among themselves
genetically different cells within a clone is known as a ___ strain
what is a clone? population of cells derived from a single cell
a population of cells with similar characteristics is known as prokaryotic species
what is protista? a catchall kingdom for eukaryotic organisms that don't fit in other kingdoms
Created by: Mariahj25