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Three Domains/ Five Kingdoms /Taxonomy

Three Domains/ Five Kingdoms /Taxonomy

Author: Nathan Lampson
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This lesson presents the organizational categories of living things.
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Taxonomy is the science of naming living things.  Domains and kingdoms are categories used to group organisms that are structurally and genetically similar.

 

Domains

 

Bacteria

These single-celled organisms are known as prokaryotes.

 

Example: Streptococcus (the bacteria that causes strep throat)

 

Archaea

Also single-celled organisms, but live in extreme environments like thermal vents found in the ocean floor.

 

Example: Sulfolobus (a microorganism that grows in volcanic springs)

 

Eukaryotes

Sometimes multicellular, these organisms contain complex cells that have organelles and a nucleus to contain genetic information.

 

Example: Humans

 

 

Kingdoms

 

Plantae

Multicellular organisms that are able to convert light energy as a part of the food production.

 

Example: Pine Tree

 

Animalia

Multicellular organisms that have complex cell structures and consume other organisms for food.

 

Example: Tiger

 

Monera

A type of single-celled organism, monera are organisms that are types of archaea and bacteria.

 

Example: Bacteria

 

Protists

Single-celled organisms that can move independently in water environments.

 

Example: Amoeba

 

Fungi

Multi-celled organisms that have many similarities to organisms in the kingdom plantae but are unable to produce their own food.

 

Example: Mushrooms

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An example of the kingdom Animalia, a tiger.