A Brief Outline of Five Kingdom Classification – Notes
Classification of Living Organisms
A process of gradual and progressive change or development in characteristics is known as evolution.
Organisms are grouped at various levels: Kingdom, Phylum for animals or Division for plants, class, Order, Family, Genus, and species.
Kingdom Protista includes unicellular eukaryotic organisms, the simplest of the eukaryotes.
Kingdom Monera consists of prokaryotic cell consisting of bacteria, small one – celled organisms.
Kingdom Fungi are eukaryotic organisms which lack chlorophyll. They have to depend on other sources for their nourishment.
Kingdom Plantae are multi cellular eukaryotic with cell walls. They use chlorophyll for photosynthesis.
Kingdom Animalia includes all organisms which are heterotrophic, multi cellular eukaryotic without cell walls.