characteristics of the six kingdoms

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    • #3871
      Jwright
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      if anyone hase a table of characteristics of the six kingdoms can u please post it so i can see what it looks like.

    • #42353
      kiekyon
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      Monera small, simple single prokaryotic cell (nucleus is not enclosed by a membrane); some form chains or mats absorb food bacteria, blue-green algae, and spirochetes

      Protista large, single eukaryotic cell (nucleus is enclosed by a membrane); some form chains or colonies absorb, ingest, and/or photosynthesize food protozoans and algae of various types

      Fungi multicellular filamentous form with specialized eukaryotic cells absorb food funguses, molds, mushrooms, yeasts, mildews, and smuts

      Plantae multicellular form with specialized eukaryotic cells; do not have their own means of locomotion photosynthesize food mosses, ferns, woody and non-woody flowering plants

      Animalia multicellular form with specialized eukaryotic cells; have their own means of locomotion ingest food sponges, worms, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals

    • #42443
      MrMistery
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      Monera is divided into Eubacteria and Archea actually.. It’s not one kingdom any more

    • #42505
      kiekyon
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      so, it is 7 kingdom now??

    • #42509
      alextemplet
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      No, six. Archaea, Eubacteria, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia. The older list you described had only five kingdoms.

    • #42523
      Poison
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      quote MrMistery:

      Monera is divided into Eubacteria and Archea actually.. It’s not one kingdom any more

      Monera is still used. 🙂 It is a new division, some scientist still find it useless.

    • #42575
      MrMistery
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      Monera is still used because not all teachers read Bergey’s. even if they find it useless they should use since it is the current clasification, it’s like saying protozoans are animals cause they used to be included into Animalia a few decades ago.

      And i bet there are no microbiology professors who don’t use the clasification

    • #42692
      Poison
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      I will tell you about it as soon as I get microbio. 😆

    • #42847
      Doc44
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      two kingdoms

      three kingdoms

      five kingdoms

      seven kingdoms

      Some splitters even list eleven kingdoms or is that kingdae………maybe now with the advent of DNA analysis there may be forty kingdoms identified…..or maybe just ONE. Is classification still based on structural characteristics?

      Doc44

      My kingdom for a horse.

    • #42885
      asutoshsahu
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      I dont think there is any need of 6th kingdom as it is easily classified with 5 kingdoms taking eubacteria and archaebacteria in the kindom monera.

    • #48261
      dontbepurple
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      Does anyone have any information on the types of cell walls/membranes that the members of the different kingdoms have?

    • #48290
      Poison
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      Those are basic differences between kingdoms. You can find them easily bu Google.

    • #48294
      canalon
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    • #48298
      killer_dna2006
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      Um, i may be wrong kiekyon, but i don’t think prokaryotes have a nucleus at ALL. Much less being enclosed by a membrane.

    • #48306
      beluga fiction
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      I agree, the kings for these kingdoms are the general criteria.
      After some taxonomy congress the king might be dead, so long live the next king.

    • #91528
      Dinkey
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      quote kiekyon:

      Monera small, simple single prokaryotic cell (nucleus is not enclosed by a membrane); some form chains or mats absorb food bacteria, blue-green algae, and spirochetes

      Protista large, single eukaryotic cell (nucleus is enclosed by a membrane); some form chains or colonies absorb, ingest, and/or photosynthesize food protozoans and algae of various types

      Fungi multicellular filamentous form with specialized eukaryotic cells absorb food funguses, molds, mushrooms, yeasts, mildews, and smuts

      Plantae multicellular form with specialized eukaryotic cells; do not have their own means of locomotion photosynthesize food mosses, ferns, woody and non-woody flowering plants

      Animalia multicellular form with specialized eukaryotic cells; have their own means of locomotion ingest food sponges, worms, insects, fish, amphibians, reptiles, birds, and mammals

      What about the fact that Plantae can produce their own food and other kingdoms have to obtain it?? lol this lost me marks in a test 😆

    • #91743
      biohazard
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      Plants are not the only ones that can make their own food. Prokaryotes and archae have species that can say: screw plants and screw sunlight, we make our own food without you! 😉

    • #92840
      EASTstroudsburg13
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      quote asutoshsahu:

      I dont think there is any need of 6th kingdom as it is easily classified with 5 kingdoms taking eubacteria and archaebacteria in the kindom monera.

      Maybe as one domain "Prokarya" to go with the already-existing Eukarya, but as kingdoms I think they’re different enough to be separate. Plus, I had thought that Archaebacteria is more closely related to eukaryotes than the eubacteria, that it evolved from eukaryotes after evolving from eubacteria. I could be mistaken though, so don’t jump on me if it’s wrong.

    • #92859
      JackBean
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      quote EASTstroudsburg13:

      Plus, I had thought that Archaebacteria is more closely related to eukaryotes than the eubacteria, that it evolved from eukaryotes after evolving from eubacteria. I could be mistaken though, so don’t jump on me if it’s wrong.

      This is one of theories. Actually I saw one article, where they were solving, what is true based on 16S RNA sequences, but I do not remember the conclusion.

      Anyway, about the number of kingdoms. You can put all into one kingdom and than have lets say three subkingdoms (eukarya, eubacteria, archea) and than divide them into many more clades or you can divide them immediately into 6 kingdoms (as are presented here) a and some of them group into some superkingdoms etc. or you can have even 50 or 100 kingdoms, which will supplement todays phyla. This system will always be just made by humans and the nature does not care 😉

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