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one of the three domains of life, containing single-celled prokaryotes in the kingdom Archaea
naming system in which each species is given a two-part scientific name (genus and species) using Latin words
method of organizing species by evolutionary relationships in which species are grouped according to the order that they diverged from their ancestral line
trait that differs in structure of function from that found in the ancestral line for a group of species; used in contributing cladograms
one of the three domains of life, contains all eukaryotes in kingdoms Protista, Plantae, Fungi, and Animals
first name in binomial nomenclature; the second-most specific taxon in the Linnaean classification system that include one or more physically similar species, which are thought to be closely related
(plural:taxa) level coithin the Linnaean system of classification (kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, or species) that is organized into a nested hierarchy
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