KINGDOMS


I. Archaea

a. Examples of organism:

i. Methanogens

ii. Halophiles

iii. Thermophiles

iv. Psychrophiles

b. Habitat:

c. Unicellular or multicellular?

d. Eukaryotic or prokaryotic?

i. Prokaryotic

e. Characteristics:

i. Depending on species, oxygen, hydrogen, carbon dioxide, sulfur, sulfide may be needed for metabolism.

f. How the organisms obtain food?

i. Depends on species

1. Absorption
2. Non-photosynthetic photophosphorylation
3. Chemosynthesis

g. Ecological and/or economical significance?


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II. Eubacteria

a. Examples of organism:

i. Bacteria

ii. Cyanobacteria

iii. Actinobacteria

b. Habitat:

c. Unicellular or multicellular?

d. Eukaryotic or prokaryotic?

i. Prokaryotic

e. Characteristics:

i. Depending on species, oxygen may be deadly, tolerated, or needed for metabolism

f. How the organisms obtain food?

i. Depends on species

1. Absorption
2. Photosynthesis
3. Chemosynthesis

g. Ecological and/or economical significance?


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III. Protista

a. Examples of organism

i. Amoebae

ii. Green algae

iii. Brown algae

iv. Diatoms

v. Euglena

vi. Slime molds

b. Habitat:

c. Unicellular or multicellular?

i. multicellular

d. Eukaryotic or prokaryotic?

i. Eukaryotic

e. Characteristics:

i. Oxygen needed for metabolism

f. How the organisms obtain food?

i. Depending on species

1. Absorption
2. Photosynthesis
3. Ingestion.

g. Ecological and/or economical significance?


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IV. Fungi

a. Examples of organism

i. Mushrooms
ii. Yeast
iii. Molds

b. Habitat

c. Unicellular or multicellular?

i. multicellular

d. Eukaryotic or prokaryotic?

i. Eukaryotic

e. Characteristics

i. Oxygen needed for metabolism
ii. Very important in the cycle of life.
a. Don’t eat their food, break down dead and decaying plant and animal matter then absorb it

f. How the organisms obtain food?

i. Absorbtion
g. Ecological and/or economical significance?





V. Plantae

a. Examples of organism
i. Mosses
ii. Flowering plants
iii. Liverworts
b. Habitat:
c. Unicellular or multicellular?
i. multicellular
d. Eukaryotic or prokaryotic?
i. Eukaryotic
e. Characteristics:
i. Oxygen needed for metabolism
f. How the organisms obtain food?
i. Photosynthesis
g. Ecological and/or economical significance?




VI. Animalia

a. Examples of organism
i. Mammals
ii. Amphibians
iii. Sponges
iv. Insects
v. Worms
b. Habitat:
c. Unicellular or multicellular?
i. multicellular
d. Eukaryotic or prokaryotic?
i. Eukaryotic
e. Characteristics:
i. Oxygen needed for metabolism
f. How the organisms obtain food?
i. ingestion
g. Ecological and/or economical significance?



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