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Five Kingdom Classification

  1. Monera: - All the prokaryotes (Eubacteria, Rickettsia Actinomycetes, BGA, Archaebacteria, Mycoplasma)
  2. Protista: - All the Unicellular eukaryotes (Dinoilagellates, Diatoms, Euglenoids, Slime moulds and Protozoans)
  3. Mycota: - True fungi
  4. Plantae: - All the multicellular plants - Algae, Bryophyta, Pteridophyta, Gymnosperm, Angiosperm
  5. Animalia: - All the multicellular animals
  • Carl Woese suggested separate kingdom for “Archaebacteria”. He proposed six kingdom classification.
  • In 1990, Carl Woese proposed that the Eubacteria, Archaebacteria, and Eukaryota represent three primary lines of descent and accordingly he promoted them to domains, naming them Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya.
5 kingdom classification explained in the figure

5 Kingdom Classification Explained in the Figure… (18 more words) …

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History of Taxonomy Part 2

Tippo 1942

He classified plant kingdom on the basis of the absence or presence of embryo into thallophyta (plants without embryo) and Embryophyta (Plants with embryo).

 Image showing Tippo classification.

Image Showing Tippo Classification.

Tippo classified plant kingdom on the basis of the embryo presence or absence.


In 1880, Eichler classified plant kingdom into two major groups; based on presence or absence of seeds into cryptogams (non-seeded plants) and Phanerogams or spermatophyta (seeded plants).

Image showing Eichler classification.

Image Showing Eichler Classification.

Eichler classified into two main groups; cryptogams and spermatophyta.


Haeckel (1866) proposed three kingdom classification in which he included the unicellular microorganisms; Plantae, animalia… (437 more words) …

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