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The science of grouping and naming organisms
18th century scientist who developed the classification system we still use today.
smallest, least inclusive classification group
larger than a species but smaller than a family.
larger than a genus but smaller than an order
larger than a family but smaller than a class
larger than an order but smaller than a phylum
larger than a class but smaller than a kingdom
Linnaeus' original system used this as the largest group
Largest and most inclusive classification group; recently created
Domain of prokaryotes; no peptidoglycan in cell walls
The kingdom that contains extremophiles such as thermophiles, halophiles, and methanogens
Kingdom of prokaryotic, unicellular organisms that have no peptidoglycan in their cell walls.
Domain of prokaryotes; with peptidoglycan in cell walls
The kingdom that contains E. coli, nitrogen fixing bacteria, and streptococcus.
Kingdom of prokaryotic, unicellular organisms that have peptidoglycan in their cell walls.
Domain which contains all Kingdoms with eukaryotic cells
A kingdom that contains algae, paramecium, euglena, and ameoba.
Kingdom with eukaryotic cells; multicellular or unicellular; heterotrophic or autotrophic, asexual reproduction.
The kingdom that contains mosses, flowering plants, ferns, and pine trees.
Kingdom with eukaryotic cells; cell walls made of cellulose; all multicellular; all autotrophic
The kingdom that contains mushrooms, mold, and yeast.
Kingdom with eukaryotic cells; cell walls made of chitin; unicellular or multicellular; all heterotrophic
The kingdom that contains insects, sponges, and worms.
Kingdom with eukaryotic cells; no cell walls; all multicellular; all heterotrophic.
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