Five Kingdom System of Classification- Features and Limitations

Five Kingdom System of Classification

Taxonomy refers to the science of classification of living organisms. According to Bergey’s Manual of Systematic Bacteriology, taxonomy consists of three separate but interrelated areas: classification, nomenclature, and identification. Classification is the arrangement of organisms into taxonomic groups known as taxa on the basis of similarities or relationships. Taxa include kingdoms or domains, divisions or phyla, classes, orders, families, genera, and species. Closely related organisms (i.e., organisms having similar characteristics) are placed into the same taxon. Organisms are categorized into … Read more