Diversity in Organisms
- Diversity: It refers to the variety and variability among living organisms from all sources including land, water, and other ecosystems.
- It refers to the identification, naming, and grouping of organisms into a formal system based on similarities in internal and external structures or evolutionary history
- It helps in organising the diversity of life forms in detail.
- Characteristic - A feature that helps identify or describe a person or a thing
- There are certain characteristics that are considered more fundamental than others. These fundamental characteristics make broad divisions in living organisms.
- Principles of classification
- Nature of cell (Fundamental characteristic): On the basis of the nature of cell, living organisms are classified as: prokaryotes and eukaryotes
- Cellularity: On the basis of cellularity, organisms are classified as: unicellular and multicellular
- Mode of nutrition: On the basis of mode of nutrition, organisms are classified as: Autotrophs and heterotrophs
- The process to standardise th…
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