Species, classification & taxonomy

  • describe the classification of species into the taxonomic hierarchy of domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species
  • outline the characteristic features of the three domains Archaea, Bacteria and Eukarya
  • outline the characteristic features of the kingdoms Protoctista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia
  • explain why viruses are not included in the three domain classification and outline how they are classified, limited to type of nucleic acid (RNA or DNA) and whether these are single stranded or double stranded