Q:

What domain do humans belong to?

A:

Quick Answer

Humans belong to the domain Eukaryota. This domain includes four of the six kingdoms of life: Protista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia. The other two domains are Archaea and Bacteria.

Know More
What domain do humans belong to?
Credit: Adam Burn Getty Images

Full Answer

The domain Eukaryota includes all organisms that have membrane-bound structures called organelles, which include the nucleus, mitochondria and chloroplasts. The most diverse group in Eukaryota is the protist kingdom. Some scientists do not think that the protists should be lumped together in one kingdom.

The other two domains contain organisms that do not have organelles. These organisms are called prokaryotes and consists of bacteria. While the domain Bacteria consists of the common bacteria with which humans often come into contact, the domain Archaea contains the bacteria not often encountered, such as the organisms living in extreme environments, including those thriving in the deep sea vents or salty lakes.


Is this answer helpful?

Similar Questions

  • Q:

    What phylum do humans belong to?

    A:

    Humans belong to the phylum Chordata. Humans are part of this phylum, because they have a notochord when they are in the womb; this notochord will eventually turn into a spinal cord.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Which species do humans belong to?

    A:

    Humans belong to the species Homo sapiens. Earlier humans had a heavier bone structure and a smaller brain capacity. Modern humans are lighter in build and have high foreheads with a large brain capacity.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    How long does it take to get used to a new sleeping schedule?

    A:

    According to the Harvard Medical School, as quoted by Parenting Squad, it takes approximately one week to adjust to a new sleeping schedule. That time can be shortened by changing one's eating habits, avoiding caffeine and adjusting light levels.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:
  • Q:

    Why is it important to classify organisms?

    A:

    There are many reasons that classifying organisms is important, such as helping understand the genetic relationships between different groups and species, helping with wide studies of organisms and helping to develop new biological sciences such as biogeography. Each of the groups and sets are created by studying the differences and similarities found in species and organisms known.

    Full Answer >
    Filed Under:

Explore