Study your flashcards anywhere!

Download the official Cram app for free >

  • Shuffle
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Alphabetize
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Front First
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Both Sides
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
  • Read
    Toggle On
    Toggle Off
Reading...
Front

How to study your flashcards.

Right/Left arrow keys: Navigate between flashcards.right arrow keyleft arrow key

Up/Down arrow keys: Flip the card between the front and back.down keyup key

H key: Show hint (3rd side).h key

A key: Read text to speech.a key

image

Play button

image

Play button

image

Progress

1/15

Click to flip

15 Cards in this Set

  • Front
  • Back
systematics
study and reconstruction of phylogenies
taxonomy
the science of classifying and naming organisms
phylogeny
evolutionary tree; explanation of evolutionary relationships among groups (what evolved from what, in what order, and when)
domain
the highest level of classification in the modern system
kingdom
related phyla or divisions
phylum
related classes
class
related orders
order
related families
family
a group of related genera
genus
a group of closely related specied
specific epithet
genus and the specific epithet mae up the binomial name used to name species
domain archaea
kingdom archaebacteria
bacteria typically found in extreme environments, distinguished from other bacteria mainly by RNA sequence and pack of peptidoglycan in their cell walls, include methanogens, extreme halophiles, and extreme thermophiles, some nonextreme archae exist(distinguished from eubacteria by sequences of DNA
species
basic unit of classification or taxonomy
extremophile
a prokaryote that lives in an extreme environment. Include methanogens, extreme halophiles, and extreme thermophiles
methanogen
a microorganism that obtains energy by using carbon dioxide to oxidize hydrogen, producing mathane as a waste product