Biology is the scientific study of God’s living creation. There are many, many areas of study that are considered biological studies. In previous units, you learned about the science of taxonomy and about molecules, compounds, and chemical reactions as they relate to living organisms, molecular biology. This unit will briefly introduce you to microbiology, the study of living things too small to be seen without the aide of a microscope. We will also study some larger organisms which are included in the taxonomic kingdoms covered in this unit. God has created an amazing world around us that is teeming with life that we cannot see as we go about our days. Isaiah 45:18 states, “For thus saith the LORD that created the heavens; God himself that formed the earth and made it; he hath established it, he created it not in vain, he formed it to be inhabited: I am the LORD; and there is none else.”
MICROBIAL TAXONOMYAs we said, you've already been introduced to that very important field of biology called taxonomy, which deals with classification of living creatures. In this section of the microbiology unit, we will briefly revisit this classification process and the six-kingdom taxonomy system as it relates to microscopic organisms. Here are your goals for this lesson:
List the kingdoms in the six-kingdom classification system. Identify which kingdoms are composed of prokaryotes and which are made up of eukaryotes.
VOCABULARY | | Animalia | the kingdom which contains multicellular eukaryotic organisms commonly known as animals | | | Archaea | the kingdom of prokaryotic unicellular organisms known for living in environments in which all other organisms are unable to survive in | | | Eubacteria | the kingdom of prokaryotic organisms which are commonly known as bacteria | | | Eukaryote | an organism whose cells contain a nucleus and membrane bound organelles | | | Fungi |...