Chapt13TaxonomicClassification

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    Chapter 13 Classification of Marine Organism
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    Meet the Players: Classification of  Marine Organisms   All organisms on the  Earth are classified  into one of 5  kingdoms
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    The kingdoms are divided into  Phyla   (singular is  phylum ) or  Divisions  (for  the Kingdom Plantae).  Phyla and Divisions are further divided. 
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    Divisions are as follows: Kingdom   Phylum  or  Division   Class  Order  Family  Genus   Species  
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    Naming Species species  is a group of organisms that can  interbreed and produce viable young. Each type of organism on the planet is given  a 2-fold name that includes the Genus  (always capitalized) followed by the species  (never capitalized).  The two words must be underlined or  italicized.  Humans are classified, for example, as  Homo  sapiens
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    The  5 kingdoms   and their  principle  characteristic(s)   are: Monera  - simple one- celled organisms,  and the cells have  no cell nucleus  
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    Protista  - simple one- celled organisms,  and the cells  do  have a cell nucleus  
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    Fungi  - decomposers,  includes  mushrooms. Not  obvious in the  oceans 
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    Metaphytae  (Plantae)- multicelled plants   (photosynthesizers) 
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    Metazoa  (Animalia)-  multicelled animals
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