B1 Classification, inheritance & Variation

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What is classification?
The method used by scientists to order living organisms
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What are the divisions of classification?
Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species
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What are the 5 Kingdoms?
Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Prokaryotae, Protoctista
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What are the properties of Animalia?
Cells do not have a cell wall. Multicellular and feed on other organisms.
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What are the properties of Plantae?
Cells have a cellulose cell wall. They use light energy to produce food by photosynthesis.
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What are the properties of Fungi?
Cells have chitin cell walls. Reproduce using spores rather than seeds.
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What are the properties of Prokaryotae?
Have a cell wall but not made from cellulose. Cells have no nucleus.
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What are the properties of Protoctista?
Exist as single cells or colonies of single cells.
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Why is being able to classify species important to scientists?
it allows them to accurately identify individual species wherever they are
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Why is the binomial naming system important? (3)
- clearly identify species - study and conserve species -target conservation efforts.
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