DailyDirt: Life, But Not As We Know It

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We’ve noted before that the classification of living things is a bit tricky. It’s not just plants and animals anymore. Biologists are continuously discovering creatures that defy the old taxonomies. Here are just a few more examples of the incredible diversity of life on our planet.

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Lawrence D'Oliveiro says:

?Kingdom?, Not ?Domain?

?Domain? is a whole level of division above ?Kingdom?. Thus, all the eukaryotes (made up of large, complex cells with separate nuclei and two or more genomes) form one ?domain?, within which you have the ?kingdoms? of plant, animal, fungus and this new one.

And alongside the eukaryotes, you have the archaea and bacteria, two more domains of small, single-celled organisms which are considered more different from each other than plants are from animals.

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