Taxonomy Groups

Term Definition
cell the smallest unit of an organism that performs life functions
nucleus a structure found in Eukaryota 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
uncicellular an organism made up of one single cell
multi-cellular an organism made up of more than one cell,and often made up of different types of cells
classification the processes 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 pro-karyotic ,single celled organism that lacks a nucleus in its cell and can live in extreme environments
Eukarya organisms with cells that contain a nucleus
kingdom a taxonomic rank below domain 6 groups: animalia,fungi,plantea,protista,archea,and eubacteriaa
autotroph an organism that is able to make its own food; known as a producer in the food chain
heterotroph an organism that cannot make its own food; known as a consumer in the food chain
asexual reproduction a method of reproduction that requires only one parent
100% DNA from ONE parent
sexual reproduction a method of reproduction that requires BOTH male and female

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