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Classification system

Classification Systems Definition In life, many things are classified, that is, to put into categories or groups based on... Read More

Taxonomy

Taxonomy Definition The term "taxonomy" was developed from two Greek words, "taxis," meaning arrangement, and "nomia,"... Read More

Phylum

Just like it is easy to identify and sort anything in the supermarkets when placed in the right section with proper display... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with a nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Class

Our earth is home to diverse groups of organisms. These living things exist in the ecosystem. Dating back to the ancient... Read More

Genus

A genus is a taxonomic category ranking used in biological classification that is below family and above species. Species... Read More

Classification

Definition noun, plural: classifications (1) (biology) The systematic grouping of living things based on characteristics,... Read More

System

A system pertains to interdependent or interrelated objects comprising and functioning as a whole. In biology, it may refer... Read More

Phylogeny

Phylogeny refers to the evolutionary history of the development of a species or of a taxonomic group of organisms. The... Read More

Taxon

Taxon Definition When studying biological organisms, it’s easier to define, classify and understand them when we follow a... Read More

Euglenophyta

Definition noun (phycology) In old taxonomic classification, a phylum of the Kingdom Protista and comprised of the... Read More

Organism

An organism refers to a living thing that has an organized structure, can react to stimuli, reproduce, grow, adapt, and... Read More

Vascular plants

Definition of Vascular plants The term 'vascular' is derived from the Latin word vāsculum, vās, meaning "a container and... Read More

Arthropod

Arthropod Definition What is an arthropod? An arthropod is an invertebrate living organism characterized by the presence of... Read More

Systematics

Definition noun The branch of biology that deals with the (study of) classification systems and nomenclature of... Read More

Magnoliopsida

Definition noun (plant taxonomy) A taxonomic class comprised of the dicotyledonous plants, according to the Takhtajan system... Read More

Chlorophyta

Chlorophyta is a taxonomic group (a phylum) comprised of green algae that live in marine habitats. Some of them are found in... Read More

Phycology

Definition noun The scientific study of algae or seaweeds Supplement Phycology is a branch of biology that is concerned with... Read More

Algae

Algae are photosynthetic organisms that possess photosynthetic pigments such as chlorophyll. However, they lack true roots,... Read More

Protista

Definition noun A taxonomic kingdom in old system of classification (i.e. five kingdom scheme), comprised of species... Read More

Angiosperm

Angiosperms Definition What is an angiosperm? An angiosperm is a plant that produces flowers. The angiosperms, also... Read More

Animal

Animal Definition An animal (plural: animals) refers to any of the eukaryotic multicellular organisms of the biological... Read More

Species

Species Definition (1) (taxonomy) The lowest taxonomic rank, and the most basic unit or category of biological... Read More

Dinoflagellate

A dinoflagellate is a flagellate algae characterized by their two flagella of unequal length. One of the flagella is lying... Read More

Ciliate

Definition noun, plural: ciliates Common name for the members of the phylum Ciliophora (or in other classification scheme,... Read More

Apomixis

Apomixis Definition Just like any other organism, the process of reproduction is pivotal to the life cycle of plants. There... Read More

Algology

Definition noun (botany) The scientific study of algae (medicine) The branch of medicine that is concerned with the study... Read More

Golden algae

In phycology, the golden algae are algal species that are found mostly in freshwater. They are also called the chrysophytes.... Read More

Amoeba

In protistology, amoeba specifically pertains to the genus Amoeba (true amoeba) of the family Amoebidae, class Tubulinea.... Read More

Tree

“The biological diversity is plenty if you look around yourself a little closely; with an eye for life!” … People... Read More

Primitive Animals

Incorrect taxonomic classifications deemed organisms to be either animals or plants, in the Plantae or Animalia kingdoms... Read More

Plantae

Definition noun A taxonomic group comprised of plants, particularly land plants and green algae Supplement Plantae is a... Read More

Bondok’s Classification of the Thalamic Nuclei

Anatomists usually classify the thalamic nuclei according to their relation to the internal medullary lamina into 5 groups:... Read More

Systema Naturae

Definition noun A book of binomial nomenclature introduced by a Swedish botanist, zoologist and physician Carolous Linnaeus... Read More

Binomial nomenclature

Binomial Nomenclature Definition Binomial nomenclature is a binomial system of naming a species. A binomial name is... Read More

Charophyta

Charophyta is a taxonomic group (a phylum) comprised of green algae that live predominantly in freshwater habitats. Members... Read More

Adansonian classification

Adansonian classification The classification of organisms based on giving equal weight to every character of the organism;... Read More

Chordata

Chordata Definition What is Chordata? Chordata is the phylum of the animal kingdom that includes a large number of animal... Read More

Amoebozoa

Definition noun A taxonomic group including the amoeboid protists that are characterized by having pseudopods and a cell... Read More

Liliopsida

Definition noun (plant taxonomy) A taxonomic class of the division Magnoliophyta comprised of lilies, grasses, palms,... Read More