characteristics of the six kingdoms
March 4, 2006 at 2:43 am #3871JwrightParticipant
if anyone hase a table of characteristics of the six kingdoms can u please post it so i can see what it looks like.
March 4, 2006 at 9:27 am #42353kiekyonParticipant
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
March 5, 2006 at 6:08 pm #42443MrMisteryParticipant
Monera is divided into Eubacteria and Archea actually.. It’s not one kingdom any more
March 6, 2006 at 3:03 am #42505kiekyonParticipant
so, it is 7 kingdom now??
March 6, 2006 at 4:02 am #42509alextempletParticipant
No, six. Archaea, Eubacteria, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia. The older list you described had only five kingdoms.
March 6, 2006 at 6:42 am #42523quote MrMistery:
Monera is still used. 🙂 It is a new division, some scientist still find it useless.
March 6, 2006 at 7:57 pm #42575MrMisteryParticipant
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
March 7, 2006 at 6:07 pm #42692
I will tell you about it as soon as I get microbio. 😆
March 9, 2006 at 12:16 am #42847Doc44Participant
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?
My kingdom for a horse.
March 9, 2006 at 10:01 am #42885asutoshsahuParticipant
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.
May 11, 2006 at 10:25 pm #48261dontbepurpleParticipant
Does anyone have any information on the types of cell walls/membranes that the members of the different kingdoms have?
May 12, 2006 at 4:59 pm #48290
Those are basic differences between kingdoms. You can find them easily bu Google.
May 12, 2006 at 6:07 pm #48294
May 12, 2006 at 9:09 pm #48298killer_dna2006Participant
Um, i may be wrong kiekyon, but i don’t think prokaryotes have a nucleus at ALL. Much less being enclosed by a membrane.
May 13, 2006 at 4:01 am #48306beluga fictionParticipant
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.
June 23, 2009 at 10:27 am #91528DinkeyParticipantquote kiekyon:
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 😆
July 3, 2009 at 12:40 pm #91743biohazardParticipant
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! 😉
September 17, 2009 at 8:08 pm #92840EASTstroudsburg13Participantquote asutoshsahu:
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.
September 18, 2009 at 3:48 pm #92859JackBeanParticipantquote EASTstroudsburg13:
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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