taxonomy

Term Definition
cell the smallest unit of an organism that performs life functions
nucleus a structure found in eukaryotic cells that contain DNA and is responsible for controlling the activities of the cell
Eukaryotic a cell containing a membrane enclosed nucleus and organelles
prokaryotic a cell lacking a nucleus or any other membrane enclosed organelles
unicellular an organism made up of one single cell
multicellular an organism made up of more than one cell and often made up of different type of cells
classification the process of grouping things based on similarities
taxonomy the branch of science that formally names and classifies organisms by their structure function and relationship
domain the highest and largest rank of grouping organisms three groups archaea bacteria and eukarya
Domain bacteria prokayotic single celled organism that lacks a nucleus in its cell
domain Archaea prokaryotic singlecelled organism that lacks a nucleus in its cell and can live in extreme environments
Domain Eukarya organisms with cells that contain a nucleus
Kingdom a taxonomic rank below domain 6 Groups Animalia Fungi Plante Protista
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