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Post by cheeezncrackers » Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:13 pm

Can anyone explain to me what, exactly, a domain is? I know the definition of it, but for some reason, it's just not clicking for me.

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Post by Khaiy » Thu Mar 02, 2006 9:41 pm

Sure. It's the broadest level of classification for living things.

You know how scientific names for organisms work; for example, the scientific name for a lion is panthera leo. It's in the genus category panthera, and it's species is leo. But in reality, this is just a short version of it's full scientific name. It's full name would tell you what domain it's in (Eukarya), and what kingdom (animalia), and so one for every other category.

The three domains are eukarya, protista, and archaea, and each one has a full branch leading all the way down to the most specific category (or taxon) on a taxonomic chart. I hope I answered your question well enough, if you still have some feel free to post again or PM me.

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Post by MrMistery » Fri Mar 03, 2006 6:14 pm

NONO... The three domanins of the living world are bacteria, archea and eukarya.
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Post by Khaiy » Fri Mar 03, 2006 7:59 pm

MrMistery wrote:NONO... The three domanins of the living world are bacteria, archea and eukarya.


Ah, good catch MrMistery. I don't know how I coudl confuse bacteria with protista... I must be evenr rustier than I thought :(

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Post by MrMistery » Fri Mar 03, 2006 8:48 pm

I'm always watching from behinf the shadows... Muahahahahahaha
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