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Postby Sumanth001 » Tue Aug 20, 2013 6:48 am

guys, why isn't lichens classified into any one of those 6 kingdoms????

i could suggest mycota since it is helotism of a fungus(trapper) on an algal partner(trapped).
i could also suggest a 7th kingdom for lichens since they behave both like algea and fungi.
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Re: lichens

Postby jonmoulton » Tue Aug 20, 2013 2:55 pm

Lichens are not an organism, they are a community. Their component organisms are be classified as organisms, but a community would not be classified as an organism.
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Postby Sumanth001 » Sun Sep 08, 2013 10:01 am

what do u say about viruses????

they show living and nonliving characters and one group of viruses (mimiviruses) show even their own metabolism outside a host.

shouldn't there be a 7th kingdom called false life exclusively for viruses as they show more living characters than the nonliving ones???
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Postby JackBean » Tue Sep 10, 2013 1:25 pm

there's debate directly about viruses somewhere here, so try it there
http://www.biolib.cz/en/main/

Cis or trans? That's what matters.
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