Monday, Jan 12 Outline of Topics. Powers of Ten; Review scale – How small/big size? How short/long time? Why/how biologists classify things Brief survey of kingdoms Prokaryotes & Viruses. evolution. community succession. organismal interactions. molecules. cells. organisms.
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Intersection of Time
Thousands of described species per phylum
Data from World Resources Institute
Total = 1,381 thousand
Simple diagnostic characters won’t always classify every organism into its proper kingdom
Prokaryotic / eukaryotic
Metabolism of carbon (autotrophs or heterotrophs?)
The number of kingdoms is debatableSix Kingdoms defined
– in Domain Bacteria
– in Domain Archaea
in Domain Eukarya