Christine Tran

Period 1

May 6, 2015

                  Domains and Kingdoms

   Domains and kingdoms are part of a classification system. There are three domains and six kingdoms. These help classify the organisms around us. Here are the three domains and six kingdoms.

Domain Archaea

   The Domain Archaea is part of the three domains. The three domains are Domain Archaea, Domain Bacteria, and Domain Eukarya. The domain archaea is part of the kingdom archaea. They are prokaryotes that can live in really extreme environments. They are prokaryotic and also unicellular. These are either heteortrophic or autotrophic and they reproduce asexually. Here are some images.

Domain Bacteria

   The Domain Bacteria is also part of the three domains. These are also prokaryotic but they cannot live in extreme environments. They are single celled organisms as well, and they also lack a membrane. The Domain Bacteria is part of the kingdom bacteria and can be classified by shape too. They can either be heteortrophic or autotrophic and they reproduce asexually. Here are some images.

Domain Eukarya

    The Domain Eukarya is another domain of the three domains. The Domain Eukarya is part of the kingdoms Fungi, Protista, Plantae, and Animalia. The cells in the Domain Eukarya contain a membrane enclosed nucleus. They are eukaryotic and can be unicellular or multicellular. They can also be autotrophic or heteortrophic and can reproduce asexually or sexually. Any eukaryote can be in the domain eukarya. Here are some images.

Kingdom Archaea

   Now we move on to the six kingdoms. The six kingdoms include the Kingdom Archaea, Kingdom Bacteria, Kingdom Protista, Kingdom Fungi, Kingdom Plantae, and Kingdom Animalia. The Kingdom Archaea is prokaryotic. It is in the domain archaea. They are unicellular and can be heteortrophic or autotrophic. They would reproduce asexually. Here are some images.

Kingdom Bacteria

  Kingdom Bacteria is part of the six kingdoms. It is in the domain bacteria. It is prokaryotic and unicellular. The kingdom bacteria can be either autotrophic or heteortrophic and it reproduces asexually. Examples can be what we call, "germs". Here are some images.

Kingdom Protista

   The kingdom Protista is also part of the six kingdoms. It is also part of the domain eukarya. The Kingdom protista is eukaryotic and and they primarily reproduce asexually. They can either be unicellular or multicellular and can either be autotrophic or heteortrophic. Here are some images.

Kingdom Fungi

  The kingdom fungi obviously another part of the six kingdoms. It is part of the domain eukarya. They are eukaryotic and is either unicellular or multicellular. They are either autotrophic or heteortrophic and can reproduce sexually or asexually. An example can be a mushroom. Here are some images.

Kingdom Plantae

   The kingdom plantae is another part of the six kingdoms. It is in the doamin eukarya. This kingdom is eukaryotic and can be unicellular or multicellular. They can either be autotrophic or heteortrophic and can reproduce sexually or asexually. Some examples of this kingdom are plants and flowers. Here are some images.

Kingdom Animalia

   Finally, there is kingdom animalia which is also part of the six kingdoms. It is in the domain eukarya. This kingdoms refers to all animals which are eukaryotic and they are heteortrophic. They are multicellular organisms as well. This kingdom would most commonly reproduce sexually. some examples may be wolves, fish, or even lizards. Here are some images.  

So this wraps up about the domains and kingdoms used to classify organisms. We learned by now that there are three domains, Domain Archaea, Domain Bacteria, and Domain Eukarya. We also learned that there are six kingdoms, Kingdom Archaea, Kingdom Bacteria, Kingdom Protista, Kingdom Fungi, Kingdom Plantae, and Kingdom Animalia. I really enjoyed learning about all this and hoped you enjoyed too!

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