14 November 2012

# 3: Five Kingdoms of living things

All living things are divided into 5 kingdoms. Each kingdom has certain characteristics that all members of that group shared. They are:

Animals, Plants, Fungi, Protoctists, Bacteria (Prokaryotes)

  

The characteristics that Linnaeus used to divide all organisms into one of the five groups included:
  • How many cells made up their bodies, if their cells were very simple or had complex parts
  • If they can move on their own
  • If they could make their own food, or had to eat other creatures to survive ...

Mnemonic 


6 comments:

  1. Nice mnemonic! I shall use it!

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  2. what is mnemonic ?

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    1. Mnemonic - a pattern of letters which assists in remembering something.

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  3. As a career biochemist, I really hope that you don't continue to use this chart in teaching phylogeny. The distinction between 'making food' and 'eating other creatures' is particularly egregious.

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