Classification and History of Life
Terms in this set (15)
series of descriptions arranged in pairs that can be used to identify an unknown organism
two-word naming system that gives all organisms their scientific name
A taxonomic category above the kingdom level. The three domains are Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya.
diagram that shows the evolutionary relationships among a group of organisms
large taxonomic group, consisting of closely related phyla
preserved remains of ancient organisms
Miller Urey Experiment
The experiment that attempted to demonstrate he conditions on earth when life first developed
theory that eukaryotic cells formed from a symbiosis among several different prokaryotic organisms
a feature that evolved only within a particular taxonomic group
Domain of prokaryotic organisms that are biochemically and genetically distinct from bacteria
The domain that includes all eukaryotic organisms.
One of two prokaryotic domains of life, the other being Archaea.
A technique used to determine which of two fossils is older
The theory that evolution occurs slowly but steadily
An evolutionary pattern in which many species evolve from a single ancestral species