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Classification
the divison of organisms into groups or classes based onspecific characterisics
taxonomy
the science of describing, naming,and classifying organisms
Dichotomous Key
an aid that is used to identify organisms and that cosists of the answers to a series of questions
Archea
in a modern taxono,ic system a domain made up of prokaryotes that are distinguished from other prokaryotes by differences in their genetics and in the make-up of their cell wall the domain aligns with the tradtional kingdom archeabacteria
Bacteria
in amodern taxonomic system a domain made up of prokaryotes that usually have a cell wall and that usually reproduce by cell division this domain aligns with the tradtional kingdom Eubacteria
Eukarya
in a modern taxonomic system a domain made up of all eukaryotes this domain aligns with the traditional kingdoms Protista,Fungi,Plantae, and Animalia
Fungi
a kingdom made up of nongreen eukaryotic organisms that have no means of movemenet reproduce by using spores and get food by breaking down substances in their surroundungs and absorbing the nutrients
Plantae
a kingdom made up of complex multicellular organisms that are usually green have cell walls made of cellulose cannot move around and use the suns energy to make sugar by photosynthesis
Animalia
a kingdom made up of complex multicellular organisms that lack cell walls can usually move around and quickly respond to their enviroment
Protista
a kingdom of mostly one-celled eukaryotic organisms that are different from plants,animals,bacteria,and fungi