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Unformatted text preview: Brief Review of Domains and Kingdoms The Diversity of Life As mentioned in the introductory chapter, the world's organisms are currently organized into Domains and Kingdoms. Two of the Domains, Bacteria and Archaea, have a prokaryotic cell organization. The Domain, Eukarya, is comprised of four Kingdoms: Protista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia, whose members have a eukaryotic cell organization. The Domains and Kingdoms are also distinguished from each other on the basis of how they obtain the organic molecules needed for life. Autotrophs are organisms that can manufacture their organic molecules from inorganic carbon sources. Heterotrophs require organic sources of carbon for their organic molecules. Current research indicates that the Kingdom, Protista, is likely to be separated into several kingdoms, as will the Bacteria and Archaea. In brief: Bacteria Archaea Protista Plantae Fungi Animalia...
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This note was uploaded on 12/29/2011 for the course BIO 151 taught by Professor Edwards during the Spring '10 term at SUNY Stony Brook.
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