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Henry J



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(Permalink) Posted: Oct. 27 2005,04:59   

New Classification of Eukaryotes has implications for AIDS treatment, agriculture and beyond.
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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.

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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.

Henry

  
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