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fungi
familiar molds; mushrooms that help decompose dead organisms (kingdom Fungi)
fungi
familiar molds:mushrooms that help decompose dead organisms. (Kingdom fungi)
plant
well known is multicellular photosynthesis. (kingdom Plantae)
animals
multicellular: ingest their food
(Kingdom Animalia)
binomial name
2 part name; 1st word genus
2nd word specific epithet of a species with in a genus
scientific process
process by which scietists formulate a hypothesis; gather data by observation experiments, & come its a conclusion
phenomenon
observable event
observations
can be done with all the senses; used to expand knowledge& experience other scientists
Inductive reasoning
occurs whenever a person uses creative thinking to combine isolated facts into cohesive whole
taxonomy
the discipline of identifying & classifying organisms according to certain rules. Organisms are classified according to their evolutionary relationships.
Categories of Classification
species-genus-family-order-class-phylum-kingdom-domain-small-large
Domain Bacteria
contains prokaryotic cells that differ from archaea b/c they have their own unique genetic, biochemical, physiological characteristics
Domain Eurkarya
consists of organisms with eurkaryotic cells & further classified into the Kingdoms Protista, Fungi, Plantae, Animalia
Protist
range from unicellular to a few multicellular organisms.
Kingdom Protista
natural selection
Mechanism of evolution caused by environmental selection of organism most fit to reproduce; results in adaption to the environment.
species
A group of interbreeding individuals