Classification (Six Kingdoms)

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Binomial Nomenclature
Two terms to mean a species of a living organism (Genus & Epithet)
Diversity
Variety in a group
Scientific Name
A name giving by a scientist
Genus
The subdivision of a family/subfamily
Species
A type of plant/animal/thing
Autotrophs
An animal/plant who can make his/her food
Heterotrophs
An animal/plant who can not make his/her food
Taxonomy
The science of classification
Multicellular
Multiple cells
Unicellular
One cell
Dichotomous (Taxonomic) Key
It allows people to group/identify organims
Prokaryote
No nuclear membrane inside the
Eukaryote
A cell that contains a nucleus and membrane bound organelles
Archaebacteria
Kingdom of unicellular prokaryotes whose cell walls do not contain peptidoglycan
Eubacteria
A kingdom that contains all prokaryotes except archaebacteria
Protist
Kingdom composed of eukaryotes that are not classified as plants, animals, or fungi
Fungi
An organism that absorbs nutrients from the environment.
Nonvascular Plants
Plant that absorbs water and other substances directly thorugh its cells
Vascular Plants
A plant that has phloem and xylem
Invertebrate Animal
No backbone
Vertebrate Animal
Backbone
Chordate
Animals with a notochord, most have a backbone.