Posted by admin | Posted in Domain | Posted on 10-03-2010
what domain and kingdom are bacteria in ?
how about mold ?
At one time, bacteria were also considered protists, under the three-kingdom system of Animalia (corresponding closely to the modern kingdom), Plantae (which included Fungi as well as plants), and Protista (everything else).
Now, living organisms are are put into 6 kingdoms:
1.plantea (plants): phototrophic, multicellular, form embryos
2.animalia (animals): heterotrophic, multicellular, form embryos
3.mycetea (fungi) : heterotrophic, multicellular or unicellular, with chitin cell walls (most molds are here)
4.protoctista (commonly known as protista) (algae, protozoa, slime molds): photototrophic or heterotrophic, multicellular or unicellular, don’t form embryos, no chitin cell wall.The protists can vary greatly from all the rest of the kingdoms, in that they can also be mixotrophic. They can also reproduce asexually in one host, then produce sexually in another host. They can be unicellular, colonial, or multicellular.
5.eubacteria (modern bacteria): prokaryotic.
6.archaebacteria (ancient bacteria): also prokaryotic.
viruses are not considered organisms
Kingdom and Domain System.