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Taxonomy

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

Taxonomic group

taxonomic group (Science: zoology) A taxon with all its subordinate taxa and their individuals, for example the taxonomic... Read More

Genus

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

Phylogenetics

Phylogenetics Definition Phylogenetics is the scientific study of phylogeny. It studies evolutionary relationships among... Read More

Chlorophyta

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

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

Classification system

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

Taxon

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

Species

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

Amoeba

Amoeba Definition The term amoeba is used to generally refer to any cell that exhibits an amoeboid movement. An amoeboid... Read More

Multiple alleles

Alleles are the pairs of genes occupying a specific spot called locus on a chromosome. Typically, there are only two alleles... Read More

Ribonucleic acid

Ribonucleic Acid Definition noun (uncountable), ribonucleic acids ri·bo·nu·cle·ic ac·id, raɪboʊnjuːkliːɪk... 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

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

Cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria Definition Cyanobacteria is a group of photosynthetic bacteria widely distributed in various aquatic habitats... Read More

Population

Living organisms typically prefer to live, grow and survive in groups. Except for some species that prefer solitude - both... 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

Tree

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

System

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

Diatom

Diatom Definition A diatom is a unicellular eukaryotic alga characterized by having a siliceous covering and a symmetrical... Read More

Charophyta

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

Monotreme

Definition noun (zoology) Any of the egg-laying mammals belonging to the taxonomic group, Monotremata Supplement The class... Read More

Family

Definition noun, plural: families (1) A taxonomic rank in the classification of organisms between genus and order. (2) A... Read More

Amoebozoa

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

Conspecific

Biodiversity is divided into different hierarchical levels in order to study them in a systematic way. Whether it be a... Read More

Ribosomal ribonucleic acid

Definition noun plural: ribosomal ribonucleic acids ri•bo•so•mal ri•bo•nu•cle•ic ac•id, ˈraɪ... Read More

Sarcodina

Definition noun A taxonomic group within Phylum Sarcomastigophora. It includes the amoebas, heliozoan, rediozoa and... Read More

Mastigophora

Definition noun A taxonomic group within Phylum Sarcomastigophora, and includes all protozoa that use flagella for... Read More

Protozoology

Definition noun A branch of biology that studies protozoa, which are eucharyotes characterized by being single-celled, most... Read More

Protozoa

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

Subspecies

subspecies A group somewhat lessdistinct than speciesusually are, but based on characters more important than those which... Read More

Apomorphy

Apomorphy Definition Apomorphy (biology definition): A derived trait or characteristic that identifies a species or a... Read More

Polyphyletic

Definition adjective Taxonomic groups that have similar character states that descends from one or more ancestral... Read More

Euglenophyta

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

Red algae

Red Algae Definition The red algae belong to the phylum Rhodophyta, which literally was derived from the Greek word... Read More

Osteichthyes

Definition noun A taxonomic superclass of a diverse group of fish that have skeletons composed primarily of bone... Read More

Aves

Aves Definition What are birds classified as? Birds constitute the class Aves of the kingdom Animalia. How to define Aves?... 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