Classification - Classification Confronted with the great...

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Classification Confronted with the great diversity of life on earth today, biologists have attempted to categorize similar organisms in order to better understand them, giving rise to the science of taxonomy. Speciation in evolution makes more animals to classify. The Six Kingdoms: Kingdom Archaebacteria: Prokaryotes that lack a peptidoglycan cell wall, including the methanogens and extreme halophiles and thermophiles. Kingdom Eubacteria: Prokaryotic organisms with a peptidoglycan cell wall, including cyanobacteria, soilbacteria, nitrogen-fixing bacteria, and pathogenic (disease-causing) bacteria. | P a g e Gautham – 5/2/10
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Kingdom Protista: Eukaryotic, primarily unicellular (although algae are multicellular), photosynthetic or heterotrophic organisms, such as amoebas and paramecia. Kingdom Fungi: Eukaryotic, mostly multicellular (although yeasts are unicellular), heterotrophic, usually nonmotile organisms, with cell walls of chitin, such as mushrooms. Kingdom Plantae:
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This note was uploaded on 09/06/2011 for the course BIO 201 taught by Professor Mr.bajom during the Spring '09 term at Abu Dhabi University.

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