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Classification (A2)

MacMillan A.2

the science of finding patterns classification
the broadest group into which an organism can be classified kingdom
the narrowest group into which an organism can be classified species
an animal with a backbone vertebrate
an animal without a backbone invertebrate
insects, jelly fish invertebrates
the largest invertebrate phylum, made of insects, spiders, crabs, and lobsters arthropods
vertebrates are also known as chordates
this group has five main classes: fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals vertebrates
"contains tubes and vessels" vascular
these plants tend to be smaller and closer to the ground nonvascular
get energy by breaking down dead or decaying plants and animals; includes mushrooms and mold fungi
a single cell with no nucleus; classified as "true" or "ancient" bacteria
these bacteria are found just about everywhere--on food, on your skin, inside your body true
these bacteria are descended from the oldest living organisms on Earth and are found in harsh environments ancient
unicellular or multicellular, make their own food or eat other organisms, simple body structure and no specialization protists
not classified in any of the six kingdoms because they carry out only one life process--reproduction viruses
enter the body of a living organism, take over some of its cells, and cause the organism to get sick viruses
Created by: marian5