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Sorting into like groups.
The science dealing with the description, identification, naming, and classification of living things.
A branching-tree diagram that shows the relationship among species of living things.
A process in which each step uses a single characteristic to help identify an organism.
The largest, most general category of living things that is based on the presence of a nucleus in the cell.
The second largest division of living things including animals, plants, fungi, protists, eubacteria, and archaebacteria.
The first division of a kingdom based on body structure.
The major subdivision of a phylum.
The subdivision of class into smaller groups.
The subdivision of order into smaller groups.
A subdivision of family and the first word used in binomial nomenclature.
The smallest, most specific category of living things and the second word used in binomial nomenclature.
An organism that makes its own food (producer)
organism that obtains energy from the foods it consumes; also called a consumer
reproduction in which the sex cells from two parents unite to produce offspring that share traits from both parents
process of reproduction involving a single parent that results in offspring that are genetically identical to the parent