- Created by: konchi
- Created on: 14-04-16 17:44
What does classification mean?
Classification means grouping things by their features or characteristics.
The more characteristics that are used to group similar organisms together, the more reliable the classification.
What are the 5 groups of classification?
What are the 5 kingdoms of organisms?
Animals, plants, fungi, protoctista, prokaryotae.
What are the characteristics of each of the 5 king
Animals: multicellular, no cell walls, no chlorophyll, feed heterotrophically
Plants: multicellular. cell walls, chlorophyll, feed autotrophically
Fungi: Multicellular, cell walls, no chlorophyll, feed saprophytically
Protoctista: mostly unicellular, have a nucleus
Prokaryotae: unicellular, no nucleus
Why are viruses not classed in a kingdom?
Scientists do not think that they are living organisms because they ruse other cells to reproduce and they do not show any other life processes eg growth.