Flashcard Set Preview
Side ASide B
discipline of classifying organisms and assigning each organism a universally accepted name.
classification system in which each species is assigned a two-part scientific name.
group of closely related species, and the first part of the scientific name in binomial nomenclature....
group or level of organization into which organisms are classified.
group of genera that share many characteristics
group of similar families
group of similar orders
group of closely related classes.
large taxonomic group, consisting of closely related phyla.
the study of evolutionary relationships among organims.
method of grouping organisms together according to their evolutionary history.
characteristic that appears in recent parts of a lineage, but not in its older members.
diagram that shows the evolutionary relationships among a group of organisms.
model that uses DNA comparisons to estimate the length of time that two species have been evolving...
most inclusive taxonomic category; larger than a kingdom.
domain of unicellular prokaryotes that have cell walls containing peptidoglycans.
kingdom of unicellular prokaryotes whose cell walls are made up of peptidoglycan.
domain of unicellular prokaryotes that have cell walls that do not contain peptidoglycan.
kingdom of unicellular prokaryotes whose cell walls do not contain peptidoglycan.
domain of all organisms whose cells have nuclei, including protists, plants, fungi, and animals.
kingdom composed of eukaryotes that are not classified as plants, animals, or fungi.
kingdom composed of heterotrophs; many obtain energy nutrients from dead organic matter.
kingdom of multicellular photosynthetic autotrophs that have cell walls containing cellulose....
kingdom of multicellular eukaryotic heterotrophs whose cells do not have cell walls.