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ferguson 22

classification of six kingdoms

species a group of organisms that reproduce among themselves
taxonomy branch of biology that names and groups organisms according to their characteristics and evolutionary history
dichotomous key instrament used to identify an organism based on certain charecteristics
binomial nomenclature method of naming organisms by there genus and species
metabolism a set of chemical reactions that allow an organism to maintain life
prokaryotic cell with no nucleus such as bacteria
eukaryotic cell with a nucleus
unicellular organisms made of one cell
multicellular organisms made of many cells
autotroph an organism that makes its own food (producer)
heterotroph an organism that consumes other organisms (consumer)
binary fission asexual reproductoin in bacteria; it splitts in two
conjugation sexual reproduction in bacteria
anaerobic without air
aerobic with air
diploid the full number of chromosomes
haploid half the number of chromosomes
xylem carries water and nutrients in a plant
phloem carries food in a plant
phototropism growth towards light
geotropism growth downward because gravity
hydrotropism growth toward water
sessile organism does not move
hermaphrodite an organism that contains both male and female sex organs
decomposer organisms that break down dead or decaying organisms
regeneration organism regrows a body part
exoskeleton external skeleton
endoskeleton internal skeleton
ecothermic cold blooded organism
endothermic warm blooded oranism
Created by: harley22