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classification

Term Definition
classification the division of organisms into groups or classes, based on specific characteristics
Archaebacteria a kingdom made up of bacteria that live in extreme enviorments
Fungi a kingdom made up of nongreen, eukaryotic organisms that have no means of movement, reproduce by using spores and get food by breaking down substances in their surroundings and absorbing the nutrients
Taxonomy the science of describing, naming, and classifying organisms
Eubacteria a kingdom that contains all prokaryotes except archaebacteria
Plantae a kingdom made up of complex, muliti cellular organisms that are usually green, have cell walls that are made up of cellulose, cannot move around, and uses the suns energy to make sugar, by photosynthesis
Dichotomous key identification tool that uses two sequential pairs of descriptive statements
Protista a kingdom that is made up of mostly one celled eukaryotic organisms that are different from plant, animals, bacteria and fungi
Animalia a kingdom made up of complex, multi cellular organisms that lack cell walls, can usually move around, and quickly respond to their environment

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