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A "mini-key" to the five kingdoms Suppose you see something that certainly appears to be living. How can you begin to determine what it is? Here is a key (not quite perfect) that you might use to help determine the kingdom to which it belongs. 1. Is it green or does it have green parts? a. Yes - go to 2 b. No - go to 3 2. Could be Plantae or a Protista, or blue-green bacteria. Make sure that the green is really part of the organism, though. An animal might have eaten something green, for example. a. Single-celled? go to 6 b. Multicellular? Look for cell walls, under a microscope you might be able to see chloroplasts. – Kingdom Plantae . 3. Could be a Bacteria (Moneran), Protista, Fungi, or Animalia a. Single-celled - go to 4 b. Multicellular (Look for complex or branching structure, appendages) - go to 5 4. Could be a Moneran or a Protista. Can you see any detail inside the cell? a. Yes – Kingdom Protista . You should be able to see at least a nucleus and/or contractile vacuole, and a definite shape. Movement should be present, using
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This note was uploaded on 09/24/2011 for the course OCE 1001 taught by Professor Staff during the Spring '11 term at Broward College.

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