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Classify
to group ideas, information, or objects, based on their similarities
Phylogeny
The evolutionary history of an organism
Carolus Linneaus
Created a system to classify organisms based on similarities in body structures and system, size, shape, color and methods of attaining food.
Binomial Nomenclature
Two word naming system developed by Linneaus
Species
The smallest, most precise classification category
Latin
The language used for classifying
Genus
A group of different organisms that have similar characteristics
Dichotomous Key
A detailed list of traits used to identify a specific organism
Eubacteria characteristics
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Protista characteristics
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Fungi characteristics
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Plantae characteristics
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Animalia characteristics
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Define Eukaryotic
COMPLEX cells with a nucleus and membrane bound organelles
Define Prokaryotic
SIMPLE cells that do not have a nucleus or membrane bound organelles
Define Autotroph
Organisms that make their own food
Define Heterotroph
Organisms that must obtain, eat their food
List the 7 levels of classification from largest to smallest.
Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species