Joined: Mar. 2005
New Classification of Eukaryotes has implications for AIDS treatment, agriculture and beyond.
|The first major higher level classification of all organisms (with the exception of bacteria), coordinated by the International Society of Protistologists, overturns previously held scientific assumptions. |
|The new classification recognizes 6 major clusters of organisms, rather than the 4 traditional Kingdoms. |
What were the 4 traditional kingdoms? Plants, Animal, and Fungi, I suppose - were all the other Eukaryotes lumped into one "kingdom" for convenience of classification?
Looks like this might indicate some revisions to Eukaryotes on tree-of-life site as it lists 6 major groups (but not the same groups listed here), then links to a page listing several dozen other protists groups.