Domain (biology)

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Life Domain Kinrick Phylum Cless Order Faimily Genus Speshies
The hierarchy of biological classification's aicht major taxonomic ranks. Life is dividit intae domains, which are subdividit intae further groops. Intermediate minor rankins are nae shawn.

In biological taxonomy, a domain (an aa superregnum, superkinrick, empire, or regio) is the heichest taxonomic rank o organisms in the Woese taxonomic seestem (there is sometimes a superkinrick Neomura), heicher than a kingdom. Accordin tae the three-domain seestem o Carl Woese, introduced in 1990, the Tree o Life consists o three domains: Archaea, Bacteria an Eukarya.[1] The arrangement o taxa reflects the fundamental differences in the genomes.

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  1. Woese C, Kandler O, Wheelis M (1990). "Towards a natural system of organisms: proposal for the domains Archaea, Bacteria, and Eucarya". Proc Natl Acad Sci USA. 87 (12): 4576–9. Bibcode:1990PNAS...87.4576W. doi:10.1073/pnas.87.12.4576. PMC 54159Freely accessible. PMID 2112744. Retrieved 11 Februar 2010.