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Year 7 Classification and Plants

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classification
arrangement of organisms based on their similarities
taxonomy
the science of classification
dichotomous key
guide to help identify unknown organisms by separating organisms into 2 groups at each step.
kingdom
1st level of classification - there are 5 of them - monera, protists, fungi, plants and animals
phylum
2nd level of classification - main group in each kingdom.
species
The lowest level of classification - A group of organisms capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring.
Mosses
Plants with no vascular tissue that reproduce using spores in capsule
Ferns
Plants that reproduce using spores and have a vascular system for transporting food and water throughout the plant
Conifers
Plants that bear their seeds in cones and bear no flowers.
conifers
Plants that bear their seeds in cones and have male and female cones on the same tree ie. Pine trees
Angiosperms
They are Flowering Plants that produce seeds fully protected inside an ovary.
Chlorophyll
The green pigment found in plants for making their own food by Photosynthesis
Monera
The Kingdom of living things - they are single-celled organisms without a nucleus - eg. bacteria
Protists
Single celled organisms that can be plant like or animal like. They have a nucleus. eg. protozoans and algae.
Fungi
These organisms include mushrooms, yeast and moulds.