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Kingdom Animalia

Kingdom Animalia Definition Each person can say that they know of or can name at least one animal. However, do people know... Read More

Kingdom

Definition noun, plural: kingdoms In biology, kingdom is a taxonomic rank that is composed of smaller groups called phyla... Read More

Taxonomy

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

Classification system

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

Animal Kingdom

Taxonomic kingdom comprising all living or extinct animals. All animals on earth are found in the animal Kingdom taxonomic... Read More

Protist

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

Taxon

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

Animal

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

Flora

Flora in Roman history refers to flowers. Flora was considered the god of spring for the Roman empire. In ecology, flora is... Read More

Protista

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

Plantae

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

Archaeplastida

Definition noun A taxonomic kingdom of the domain Eukaryota that includes land plants, green algae, red algae, and... Read More

Algae

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

Systema Naturae

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

Plant

Plant Definition (botany) Any of the eukaryotic organisms of the biological kingdom Plantae, characterized by being... Read More

Subkingdoms

subkingdom One of the several primary divisions of either the animal, or vegetable kingdom, as, in zoology, the vertebrata,... Read More

Physiological adaptation

If we look over evolutionary history, we find that it’s neither the most genius and intelligent nor the strongest and the... Read More

Vegetable

Definition noun, plural: (1) The edible (part of a) plant (e.g. leaves, roots, flowers) but not including the fruit or... Read More

Thermophile

Thermophiles Definition What are thermophiles? Let us first understand the literal meaning of the word ‘thermophile’.... Read More

Species

Every living organism is unique when you observe its morphological, anatomical, molecular, genetic, biochemical, chemical,... Read More

Bacteria

Bacteria Definition What are bacteria? What is the definition of bacteria in biology? Bacteria are defined as organisms... Read More

Euglenophyta

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

Glaucophyte

Definition noun, plural: glaucophytes Any of the freshwater microscopic algae of the Kingdom... Read More

Amoebozoa

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

Dinoflagellate

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

Vascular plants

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

Sporozoa

Definition noun A protozoan phylum of the Kingdom Protista of the old five kingdom scheme of classification, and includes... 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

Algology

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

Chimera

When we learned about the basic genetics of biological life, we came to know that almost all the cells of an individual have... Read More

Sporophyte

Sporophyte Definition What is a sporophyte? Accordingly, the sporophyte is the plant generation that produces spores. To... Read More

Protozoa

Definition noun, singular: protozoon Eukaryotic organisms belonging to a group characterized for being single-celled, most... Read More

Amoeboid

Definition noun, plural: amoeboids (1) A group of protozoans characterized by their amoeboid movement by means of temporary... Read More

Human

Human Definition A human is a bipedal hominin characterized by having a higher and vertical forehead compared with earlier... Read More

Angiosperm

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