INGDOM EUBACTERIA: Body type: unicellular Prokayotic / eukaryotic: prokaryotic Environments: extreme environments as do archaebacteria (near volcanic activity

) HETEROTROPHS: This bacteria lives about anywhere, including in your body in the form of a parasite. Saprobes feed off of non -living organisms and recycles the nutrients back into the environment where it can be used to create new life. AUTOTROPHS: Obtain energy through photosynthesis. Most are a blue-green color and are often called blue-green bacteria. They get this color from chlorophyll, which is also found in plants. They live in chains in ponds, lakes, and moist regions. CHEMOTROPHS: Produce energy by converting inoganic matter into organic matter. They break down dead stuff.

When Linnaeus developed his system of classification, there were only two kingdoms,Plants and Animals. But the use of the microscope led to the discovery of new organisms and the identification of differences in cells. A two-kingdom system was no longer useful. The Six Kingdoms: Plants, Animals, Protists, Today the system of classification Fungi, Archaebacteria, includes six kingdoms. Eubacteria. How are organism placed into their kingdoms?  Cell type, complex or simple  Their ability to make food  The number of cells in their body


With over 250.000 species. the plant kingdom is the second largest kingdom. life on Earth would not exist! Plants feed almost all the heterotrophs (organisms that eat other organisms) on Earth. Plant species range from the tiny green mosses to giant trees. know . They are also heterotrophs. All animals consist of many complex cells. Plants are all multicellular and consist of complex cells. .You are probably quite familiar with the In addition plants members of this kingdom as it contains are autotrophs. Without plants. Wow! Animals The animal kingdom is the largest kingdom with over 1 million known species. and ferns.flowering plants.mosses.organisms all the plants that you have come to that make their own food.

were among the first places Archaebacteria were discovered. Phylum. Genus Pathera. The biologists pictured above are immersing microscope slides in the boiling pool onto which some Archaebacteria are found in extreme environments such as hot boiling waterand thermal vents under conditions with no . Sumatran Tiger . These organisms are today classified in the kingdom. USA. Class Mammalia. To their surprise they discovered unicellular (one cell) organisms in the samples.Kingdom: Animalia. Species tigris Archaebacteria In 1983. Archaebacteria.Members of the animal kingdom are found in the most diverse environments in the world. Chordata. Family Felidae. scientists tool samples from a spot deep in the Pacific Ocean where hot gases and molten rock boiled into the ocean form the Earth’s interior. Finding Archaebacteria: The hot springs of Yellowstone National Park. Order Carnivora.

Most eubacteria are helpful. archaebacteria might be captured for study. can give you strep throat! Fungi Mushrooms. mold and mildew are all examples of organisms in the kingdom fungi. Streptococci pictured above. Eubacteria Like archaebacteria. They are the kinds found everywhere and are the ones people are most familiar with.oxygen or highly acid environments. Most fungi are multicellular and consists of many complex cells. Most bacteria are in theEUBACTERIA kingdom. Fun Facts about Fungi . Some produce vitamins and foods like yogurt. these eubacteria. However. Eubacteria are classified in their own kingdom because their chemical makeup is different. eubacteria are complex and single celled.

fungi cannot make their own food. unlike plants. Most obtain their food from parts of plants that are decaying in the soil. . protists are complex cells. Most protists are unicellular. Some fungi taste great and others can kill you! Protists Slime molds and algae are protists. You may be wondering why those protists are not classified in the Archaebacteria or Eubacteria kingdoms. Sometimes they are called the odds and ends kingdom because its members are so different from one another. not plants and not fungi. Protists include all microscopic organisms that are not bacteria. These delicate looking diatoms are classified in the protist kingdom. It is because. however. notanimals.Fungi are organisms that biologists once confused with plants. unlike bacteria.