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The discipline in which scientists classify organisms and assign each organism a universal, unique name
The two-word naming system developed by Carolus Linnaeus that is used to assign species scientific names
A taxonomic category composed of classes that contain organisms that share key characteristics
The strategy of grouping organisms together based on their evolutionary history
Characteristics that appear in recent parts of a lineage but not in its older members
A model that uses DNA comparisons to estimate the length of time that two species have been evolving independently
A move inclusive category than kingdom that was created due to molecular analyses and is recognized by many scientists
A domain whose members are unicellular and prokaryotic, have cell walls, and may need or be killed by oxygen
A domain whose members are unicellular and prokaryotic and whose cell membranes contain unusual lipids not found in other organisms; they live in extreme environments such as volcanic hot springs, brine pools, and black organic mud
The domain that consists of all organisms that have a nucleus or are made up of cells containing nuclei
The kingdom in the domain Eukarya that is composed of eukaryotic organisms that cannot be classified as animals, plants, or fungi
The kingdom in the domain Eukarya that is composed of multicellular or unicellular heterotrophs, most of which feed on dead or decaying organic matter
The kingdom in the domain Eukarya that is composed of multicellular, photosynthetic autotrophs
The kingdom in the domain Eukarya that is composed of multicellular, heterotrophic organisms
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