What seven levels were in Linnaeus's original classification system?
Kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species
Branch of science that names and groups organisms according to their characteristics.
What is binomial nomenclature and how is it written?
Binomial nomenclature is the two word naming system used in science
The first word is the genus, the first letter is capitalized.
The second word is the species, it is entirely lower case.
Both words are capitalized.
Each level in taxonomy is known as a
True or false: levels in taxonomy get less specific as you move down (from domain to species)
FALSE. It gets more specific as you move down.
If two organisms belong to the same class, which other taxa do they have in common?
Domain, Kingdom, Phylum
What are the three domains of life? Which are prokaryotic?
Bacteria & Archaea are prokaryotic
Eukarya is eukaryotic
Which kingdoms are found in each domain?
Domain Archaea - Kingdom Archaebacteria
Domain Bacteria - Kingdom Eubacteria
Domain Eukarya - Kingdom Animalia, Kingdom Plantae, Kingdom Fungi, Kingdom Protista
Which kingdom contains "extremophiles", organisms that live in extreme environments (lots of salt, high temperature, etc.)
The common types of bacteria are found in which kingdom?
How are protists classified?
Based on how they move (ciliates, flagellates, pseudopods)
If an organism is eukaryotic, but is not a plant, animal, or fungi, it is a
Members of this kingdom have cell walls that contain chitin
Organisms in this kingdom obtain energy through decomposition
After kingdom, plants are broken down into _____ instead of phylums