An amoeba belongs to the kingdom called Protista. Its species is Amoeba proteus. Amoebas are unicellular organisms found mainly at the bottom of water bodies and near decaying vegetation. However, amoebas also exist inside the digestive tracts of some animals and humans.Continue Reading
The amoeba consists of a thin membrane that surrounds various organs, such as the nucleus, contractile vacuole and the fluid called cytoplasm. An amoeba also has a pseudopod, which it uses for mobility and to obtain food. Its food sources include algae, bits of dead plant matter and bacteria. Some predators of amoebas are water fleas and copepods.
Amoebas are important in nature because these organisms help to control green algae growth. However, these organisms also can cause a disease like dysentery.Learn more about Zoology
The six kingdoms in biological classification of organisms are Animalia, Plantae, Fungi, Protista, Archaeabacteria/Archaea and Eubacteria/Bacteria. Organisms are placed in different classifications based on similarities in features such as cell type, metabolism and reproduction. In biology, kingdom is the second largest taxanomic rank, beneath domain.Full Answer >
Paramecia belong to the phylum Protozoa, which falls into the kingdom Protista. Paramecia are considered free-ranging protozoans that are generally very small in size. There are eight species of paramecium, which vary in appearance but share the characteristics of being single-celled organisms that are covered with tiny delicate hairs called cilia.Full Answer >
The five kingdoms classification system of life consists of the Monera, which includes the bacteria and archaebacteria; Protista, which includes protozoa, slime molds and algae; Fungi; Plantae; and Animalia. The five kingdom classification system is outdated, as the bacteria and archaebacteria are now recognized as being different enough to be in separate kingdoms. These two groups do share the lack of a nucleus, an organelle which all other kingdoms possess.Full Answer >
Viruses do not belong in any of the five traditional kingdoms of Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia, but some biologists say they belong in their own kingdom. Viruses lack cells, one criterion used to place entities into the traditional kingdoms.Full Answer >