a division of organisms into groups, or classes, based on specific characterizations.
the science of describing, naming, and classifying organisms.
an aid that is used to identify and that consits of the answers to a series of questions.
in a modern taxonomic system, a domain made up of prokaryotes that are distinguished from the other prokaryotes by the differences in their genetics and in the makeup of their cell wall; the domain aligns with the traditional kingdom Archaebacteria.
in the modern taxonomic system, a domain made up of prokaryotes that usually have a cell wall and that usually reproduce by cell division; this domain aligns with the traditional kingdom Eubacteria.
in a modern taxonomic system, a domain made up of all eukaryotes; this domain aligns with the traditional kingdoms Protista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia.
a kingdom of mostly one-celled eukaryotic organisms that are different from plants, animals, bacteria, and fungi.
A kingdom made up of complex, multicellular organisms that are usually green, have cell walls, made up of cellulose, cannot move around, and use the sun's energy to make sugar for food.
a kingdom made up of complex, multicellular organisms that lack cell walls, can usually move around, and can quickly respond to their environment.
kingdom made up of non-green, eukaryotic that have no means of movement, reproduce using spores, and get food by breaking down substances.