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Cellular Hierarchical Organization
This is the hierarchy of cellular organization: cells, tissues, organs, and organ systems.
DNA
This type of molecule is the code of life for living organisms. It is a blueprint for all living things.
Producers
These are the organisms that use photosynthesis and produce energy for the other organisms.
Consumers
These are the organisms that feed on producers; they pass along the energy that came from the sun to the decomposers.
Decomposers
These are things such as bacteria and fungi that convert the energy from the waste of the consumers.
Form Fits Function
This is the term that describes how every part of an organism is structured for a specific task.
Binomial Nomenclature
This is the system of scientific naming. It means literally “the two-name naming system” because all of the organisms have two names under it. Humans are Homo sapiens.
Genus
This is the first name in the “two-name naming system.” It refers to closely related species.
Domain
This is the most inclusive level of classification.
Classification Scheme
Domain, Kingdom, Phyla, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species.
Taxonomy
The science of classifying organisms.
Systematics
The study of the diversity of organisms.
Prokaryotes
Organsims such as Archeans and Bacteria that are single celled and have no membrane bound nucleus or organelles.
Eukaryotes
These have cells with membrane bound nucleuses and organelles.
Kingdoms
The four of these are eukaryotes, protists, fungi, plants, and animals.