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Kingdom

 
Kingdom
Phylum
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Family
Genus
Species
The highest ranking of organisms in the standard Linnean system.  The term is based on earlier medieval and alchemical ideas - e.g. "animal kingdom" "vegetable kingdom," "mineral kingdom".  The original Plant - Animal Kingdom divide was replaced by the Five Kingdom model of Whittaker and Marguelis.  Modern research into micro-organisms however has shown that they are far more diverse than was previously thjought, and the kingdom has been relegated to a relatively minor status vis a vis the Domain, the highest current taxonomic ranking.
 
 

Illinois State Academy of Science The Kingdoms Project The Kingdoms Project at the ISAS
 
 
Systematics
Systematics



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