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Taxonomic Classification

Taxonomic Classification A hierarchical system is used for classifying organisms to the species rank. This system is called taxonomic classification. The broadest classifications are by......

Explain on Rhodophyceae

Rhodophyta are commonly called red algae because of the predominance of the red pigment. r-phycoerythrin in their body. Majority of the red algae are marine......

Explain on Phaeophyceae

The members of phaeophyceae or brown algae are found primarily in marine habitats. They show great variation in size and form. They range from simple......

Explain on Chlorophyceae

The members of chlorophyceae are commonly called green algae. The plant body may be unicellular, colonial or filamentous. They are usually grass green due to......

Explain on Algae

Algae are chlorophyll-bearing, simple, thalloid, autotrophic and largely aquatic (both fresh water and marine) organisms. They occur in a variety of other habitats: moist stones,......

Identifying Characteristics of Liliaceae Family

Identifying characteristics of the family Liliaceae: (i) Plant: Monocot, perennial, shrub, rarely creepers. (ii) Stem: Bulb, underground modified stem. (iii) Root: Fibrous root growing from......

Explain Protozoans of Kingdom Protista

All protozoans are heterotrophs and live as predators or parasites. They are believed to be primitive relatives of animals. There are four major groups of......

Explain Slime Moulds of Kingdom Protista

Slime moulds are saprophytic protists. The body moves along decaying twigs and leaves engulfing organic material. Slime moulds expend most of their lives independently, but......

Explain Euglenoids of Kingdom Protista

Euglenoids are single cellular organisms with euglena. Majority of them are fresh water organisms found in stagnant water. Instead of a cell wall, they have......

Explain Dianoflagellates of Kingdom Protista

Dinoflagellates are unicellular protists which demonstrate a great range of form. These organisms are mostly marine and photosynthetic. They appear yellow, green, brown, blue or......

Explain Chrysophytes of Kingdom Protista

Chrysophytes of Kingdom Protista group includes diatoms and golden algae (desmids). They are found in fresh water as well as in marine environments. They are......

Define Kingdom in terms of Taxonomy

All animals belonging to various phyla are assigned to the highest category called Kingdom Animalia in the classification system of animals. The Kingdom Plantae, on......