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Before the descovery of orgainisms like Euglena, all organsims were classified as either what?
plants or animals
A green color and the ability to make food through photosynthesis might make some people think that members of the genus Euglena are what?
Which is a characteristic that animals and members of the genus Euglena posses but plants do not?
ability to move by themselves
Do you think there will always be six kingdoms used for classifying organisms?
No, as time goes on we will find new organisms and have to make new kingdoms that they fit under
Scientis added the kingdom what, creating a classification for organisms that had characteristics of both plants and animals?
Fungi absorb nutrients from their surroundings by doing what?
breaking them down with digestive juices
What do all members of the kingdom Plantae have in common?
They all consist of Eukaryotic cells, their multicellular, Cell wall Produce food from sun energy(photosynthesis), do NOT move
In order for plants to make their own food through photosynthesis, they must be exposed to what?
Explain why the food that plants make is important not only to the plants themselves but to other organisms as well?
If a surtain organism eats something else, and that something else dies, than that surtain organism will also die and that cycle keeps on going
Plants provide nutrients for other organisms. What is another way that trees and other flowering plants are used by animals?
Some animals make their homes in trees
Most members of kingdom Animalia share what characteristics?
Eukaryotic(true nucleus), Multicellular, Cell membrane(no cell wall), Obtains nutrients from other organisms, Have the ability to move, either a herbivore, ominvore, or a carnivore
Members of kingdom Animalia have specialized sence organs that allow them to do what?
respond to their environment
Explain how animals need plants?
Some animals are ominvores, which the animal only eats plants, so they would need the plants for food to survive
Explain how animals depend on bacteria and fungi?
Fungi and bacteria are depended on by the animals to recycle the nutrients found in dead organisms
The kingdom Animalia includes some very simple members, such as what, that do not have sence organs and cannot move?
The division of organisms into groups, or classes, based on specific characteristics
Putting plants and animals into orderly groups based on similar characteristics is called what?
Lions and house cats can both retract their claws, but brown bears and platypuses can not. Which two are most clearly related? (Between lions, house cats, bears, and platypuses)
lions and house cats
Why are the platypus, brown bear, lion, and house cat thought to be related to each other?
Because they all contain hair, or mammary glands
What characteristics do the bear lion and house cat have that the platypus doesnt?
In order from largest to smallest, what are the seven levels of classification
Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species
How was the naming of organisms different before Carolus Linnaeus, and how was the system difficult for scientists?
Scientists used 12 words to describe organisms. Hard to work with because the organism could have more than one name
Who simplified the naming of living things by giving each species a 2-part scientific name?
IN the scientific name for the Asian elephant, Elephas maximus. the word Elephas indicates the animals what?
In the scientific name Tyrannosaurus rex, rex, the latin word for king, is the whats name?
What kind of identification aid are scientists using when they work through a series of paired, descriptive statements?
Describe how a dichotomous key is used to identify an orgamism?
Something that identifies what a organism is
All the organisms on the earth have been what?
All the organisms on the earth have not yet been discovered
What do scientists do when a newly-discovered organism does not fit any existing category?
create a new category
What newly discoved organism first found in 1995 on lobster lips did not fit in any existing phyla?
What do all Archaebacteria have in common?
Prokaryotic(no nucleus), Unicellular,Cell Wall(specialized because their extremophils, three types of extremeophiles( heat loving, salt loving, and methane-making
What do all Eubacteria have in common?
Prokaryotic(No nucleus), Unicellular, Cell Wall, Many use a flagellum
What do all Protists have in common?
Eukaryotic(nucleus), Mostly Unicellular,Cell Wall Obtain nutrients from 1. sun(plant like) 2. Other organisms(animal like) 3. Absorb nutrients(fungus like)
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