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Raczkowski- Classifi

Raczkowski- Classification

Classification the arrangements of organisms into orderly groups based on their similarities and presumed evolutionary relationships
Kingdom the most general of the seven levels of classification
Phylum the level of classification after kingdom; the organisms from all the kingdoms are sorted into several phyla
Class the level of classification after phylum; the organisms in all phyla are sorted into classes
Order the level of classification after class; the organisms in all the classes are sorted into orders
Family the level of classification after order; the organisms in all orders are sorted into families
Genus the level of classification after family; the organisms in all families are sorted into genera
Species the most specific of the seven levels of classification; characterized by a group of organisms that can mate with one another to produce fertile offspring
Taxonomy the science of identifying, classifying, and naming living things
Dichotomous key an aid to identifying unknown organisms that consists of several pairs of descriptive statements; of each pair of statements, only one will apply to the unknown organism, and that statement will lead to another set of statements, and so on, until the unkn
List the seven levels of classification kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species
List the 6 kingdoms archaebacteria, eubacteria, protista, fungi, plantae, animal
List two characteristics of archaebacteria Been on the earth for at least 3 billion years Found in hot springs
Eubacteria -Microscopic organisms -Live in the soil, water or inside a human body -Some are found in human intestines
Protista -Single celled or simple multi-cellular -Have a nucleus -Protozoa, algae, and slime mold
Fungi -Molds and Mushrooms -Absorb nutrients from their surroundings
Plantae -Usually green complex multi-cellular organisms -Uses the suns energy to make sugar by photosynthesis
Animal -Complex multi-cellular organisms -Able to move -Have a nervous system
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