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Diversity of Modern Life
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Kingdom Monera (“Monerans”) Smallest and simplest lifeforms Unicellular (one-celled) no nucleus Bacteria and cyanobacteria
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Bacteria Three basic shapes: round (cocci) rod (bacilli) spiral (spirilli)
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Questions What are two characteristics of the organisms in Kingdom Monera? What is meant by unicellular? What are the three shapes
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Kingdom Protista(“Protists”) Single-celled or multicellular more complex than organisms in Kingdom Monera nucleus protozoans (animal-like)
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Protozoans Kingdom Protista no cell wall or chlorophyll internal digestion no locomotion (some)
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Algae Cell walls Chlorophyll Photosynthetic Placed in groups according to color and structure
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Questions What are some characteristics of Protists? What are the two types of Protists? How are the two types of Protists different?
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Kingdom Fungi Multicellular; complex cell walls, no chlorophyll Threadlike fungi (bread mold) club fungi (mushrooms) sac fungi (yeast and
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Questions What are some characteristics of Fungi? What are the three groups of fungi?
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Kingdom Plantae Multicellular, cell walls, and chlorophyll Largest and longest-living things on Earth Vascular or Nonvascular
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Nonvascular Plants CANNOT conduct water Example: Moss Moist environment
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Vascular Plants CAN conduct water Capable of living in drier areas Club mosses, Ferns, Horsetails, Gymnosperms, and Angiosperms
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Gymnosperms Seed plant name means “naked seed” Most are conifers
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