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Search Results for: taxonomic group

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

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

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

Phylogeny

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

Amoeba

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

System

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

Species

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

Diatom

A diatom is a unicellular eukaryotic alga characterized by the siliceous covering and symmetry. Diatoms are mostly aquatic,... 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

Ribosomal ribonucleic acid

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

Polyphyletic

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

Apomorphy

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

Protozoology

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

Sarcodina

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

Subspecies

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

Mastigophora

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

Protozoa

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

Euglenophyta

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

Living things

Living Things Definition A living things pertains to any organism or a life form that possesses or shows 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

Primitive Animals

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

Red algae

The red algae belong to the phylum Rhodophyta which literally was derived from the Greek word ῥόδον (rhodon), meaning... Read More

Brown algae

Brown algae are algal species characterized by being multicellular and having brown or greenish brown color. The color is... Read More

Actinopterygian

Definition noun, plural: Actinopterygians Any of a group of Osteichthyes characterized by possessing lepidotrichia (i.e. fin... Read More

Green algae

Green algae (singular: green alga) are photosynthetic algae that are characterized by having chlorophylls a and b as the... 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

Pseudopodia

A pseudopodium (plural: pseudopodia) refers to the temporary projection of the cytoplasm of a eukaryotic cell. Pseudopodia... Read More