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
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.Learn More
From a metabolic point of view, life begins at the cellular level. This level is made up of the smallest unit of living matter, the cell. Individual cells may have some common functions but vary widely in size and shape.Full Answer >
The University of California Museum of Paleontology at Berkley states that Carolus Linnaeus, also known as Carl von Linné and Carl Linnaeus, is often called the "Father of Taxonomy" for his system of naming, ranking and classifying organisms. He is also known as the founder of binomial nomenclature.Full Answer >
The amoeba proteus is commonly known as the amoeba, the ciliophora are commonly known as ciliates, and the zoomastigina are commonly known as zooflagellates. There are currently more than 200,000 species of protists that have been discovered and documented, and many more have yet to be discovered.Full Answer >
There are several animals that have names that begin with the letter "q," including the quail, the quarterhorse and the quoll. Lesser known animals, like the queen snake, the quokka and the quetzal also have names beginning with this not-so-often-used letter.Full Answer >