The Five Kingdom Classification System for Life

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This system separated all living things into two categories called kingdoms. The two kingdoms were plante (plants) and animalia (animals).this system was the basis to our classification system today (the five kingdom system).
In 1674 the first unicellular organisms were discovered by a man called Antoine van Leeuwenhoek. This discovery was due to his improvement to the microscope. This improvement meant an object could be magnified over 200 times, hence why micro-organisms were found. This improvement in the microscope also assisted into the discovery of prokaryotes and eukaryotes. This discovery meant that two new kingdoms could be created, kingdom monera and kingdom Protista. The improvement of the microscope has helped develop the two kingdom system into the five kingdom system it is today.
DNA sequencing is a process used to determine the order of the nucleotides of a gene. Dna Sequencing has advanced extremely from almost a decade ago, due to the improvement of bioinformatics. Bioinformatics is the use of computer technologies to manage and analyse biological data. The improvement Bioinformatics has meant DNA sequencing has become much easier, faster and more cost effective. The improvement of the DNA sequencing technique meant that taxonomists could use DNA sequences as characteristics when classifying specimens. Using DNA sequences as characteristics meant classifying microorganisms…
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