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Dorman Chpt6


What do you call the process of grouping things based on similarites? classification
Why do biologists use classification? organisms are easier to study when they are organized into groups
What is taxonomy? The scientific study of how things are classified
Scientists know a lot more about orgnisms when they are___________________ classified
Who divided animals into subgroups? Aristotle
Scientists today divide groups into smaller groups based on their________ similarities
What three groups did Aristotle divide animals into? flying, swimming,walking
Linnaeus's naming system is called____?______ binomial nomenclature
In binomial nomenclature each organism has a _______________________? two part name
In a binomial nomenclature the first name is the ______________ and the second is the _________. Genus and Species
Certain organisms are similar because they share _____________ ___________ common ancestors
What are the 7 levels of the classification system today? (modern) Kingdon, Pyla, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species
The more classification levels two organisms share the more _______ they have in common. characteristics
What are two ways to learn the identity of organisms? Field Guides and taxonomic key
Name the six kingdoms of living things. archae bacteria, eubacteria, protists, fungi, plants, animals
Organisms are placed in Kingdoms based on what three things? type of cell, how they make food, number of cells they have
Which Kingdom includes organisms that are autotrophic (able to make own food) and prokaryotes Archaebacteria
Unicellular prokaryotes are in what kingdom? prokaryotes
Can protists be either unicellular or multicellular? yes
What do protists differ from other bacteria? they have a nucleus
Name 3 examples of fungi. mushrooms, molds, mildew
What do fungi feed on? dead or decaying organisms
What are plants classified as? autotrophs
What is an autotroph? organism that can make its own food
Can life on earth exist without plants? no
Name two characteristics of animals. heterotrophs and eukaryotes
All animals have what kind of cell? multicellular
What do animals have that allows them to find food and eat it? adaptations
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