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zawolkow 1

classification and 6 kingdoms

species a group of organisms that reproduce among themselves
taxonomy branch of biology that names and groups organisms according to their charateristics
dichotomous key instrument used to identify an organism based on certain charateristics
binomial nomenclature method of naming organisms by their genus and species
metabolism a set of chemical reactions that allow an organism to maintain life
prokaryotic a cell with no nucleus, such as bacteria
eukaryotic cell with a nucleus
unicellular organism made of only one cell
multicellular organism made of many cells
autotroph an organism that makes its own food (producer)
hererotroph an organism that consumes other organisms (consumer)
bionary fission asexual reproduction in bacteria;it splits into two
conjugation sexual reproduction in bacteria
anaerobic without air
aerobic with air
diploid the full number of chromosomes
hapliod half the regular number of chromosomes
xylem carries water and nutrients in a plant
phloem carries food in a plant
phototropism growth toward light
geotropism growth downward because of gravity
hydrotropism growth toward water
sessile organism does not move
hermaphrodite an organism that contains both male and female sex organs
decomposers organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms
regeneration organism regrows a body part (example a starfish)
exoskeleton external skeleton; skeleton on the outside
endoskeleton internal skeleton; skeleton is on the inside
ectohermic cold-blooded organism; control body temerature through external means
endothermic warm-blooded organism; able to maintain its own heat
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