Chapter 18 Terms

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Biology 1421 Chapter 18 Key Terms Archaea: one of life’s three domains; consists of prokaryotes that are only distantly related to members of the domain Bacteria. Bacteria: one of life’s three domains; consists of prokaryotes that are only distantly related to members of the domain Archaea. Biodiversity: the total number of species within an ecosystem and the resulting complexity of interactions among them. Class: the taxonomic category composed of related orders. Closely related classes form a division or phylum. DNA Sequencing: the process of determining the order of nucleotides in a DNA molecule. Domain: the broadest category for classifying organisms; organisms are classified into three domains: Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya. Eukarya: one of life’s three domains; consists of all eukaryotes (plants, animals, fungi, and protists.) Family: the taxonomic category contained within an order consisting of related genera.
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