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This document will help you remember important information about Biological Classification in a fun and easy way. Inside, you'll find mnemonics—memory tricks—that will make it easier for you to remember key concepts, examples, and classifications related to Biological Classification.

Mnemonics: Biological Classification | Biology Class 11 - NEET

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Five Kingdom Classification

Mnemonic: MaP oF PLAces

  • Monera: Mostly unicellular, Prokaryotic (lack true nucleus)
  • Protista: Mostly unicellular, Eukaryotic (have true nucleus)
  • Fungi: Mostly multicellular, Eukaryotic, Chitin cell walls, Saprophytic nutrition
  • PLantae: Multicellular, Eukaryotic, Cellulose cell walls, Autotrophic nutrition
  • Animalia: Multicellular, Eukaryotic, No cell walls, Heterotrophic nutrition

Mnemonic Explanation: The mnemonic "MaP oF PLAces" is a helpful tool for remembering the five kingdoms in the classification of living organisms: Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plantae, and Animalia. Each letter in the mnemonic represents the first letter of one of these kingdoms.


Kingdom Monera


Mnemonic: Monera - BCP"

  • B - Bacteria: The kingdom Monera includes various types of bacteria, which are single-celled prokaryotic microorganisms.
  • C - Cell wall: Monerans have a cell wall composed of peptidoglycan, which helps protect and maintain the shape of the cell.
  • P - Prokaryotes: Organisms in the kingdom Monera are prokaryotes, lacking a true nucleus and membrane-bound organelles.

Kingdom Protista

Mnemonic: Dinosaur Carrying Egg on a Slippery Place

  • D: Dinoflagellate
  • C: Chrysophytes
  • E: Euglenoids
  • S: Slime Moulds
  • P:  Protozoans

Check this mnemonic for the various organisms under Kingdom Protista.
Mnemonics: Biological Classification | Biology Class 11 - NEET

Kingdom Fungi

Mnemonic: BADaPao (like vada pao)

It's for learning the types of fungi:

  • B: Bacidiomycetes
  • A: Ascomycetes
  • D: Deuteromyctes
  • P: Phycomycetes

Question for Mnemonics: Biological Classification
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What is the distinguishing characteristic of organisms in the kingdom Monera?
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(i) Bacidiomycetes

Mnemonic: AGra to US via PAKistan

  • A: Agaricus( mushroom)
  • US: Ustilago( smut)
  • PAK: Puccinia( rust fungus)

(ii) Ascomycetes

Mnemonic: write YES with the NEw PENCil

  • YE: Yeast
  • S: Aspergillus
  • NE: Neurospora
  • PEN: penicillium

(iii) Phycomycetes

Mnemonic: RAMU

  • R: Rhizophus (bread mould)
  • A: Albugo (parasitic fungus on mustard)
  • MU: Mucor

Virus and Viroid

You can easily differentiate the names virus and viroid by this hack. The end part of virus sounds like 'Yes'. So, 'yes' to protein coat. On the other hand, the end part of viroid sounds like 'avoid' which can be inferred as avoid protein coat. Simple right?
Mnemonics: Biological Classification | Biology Class 11 - NEET

Lichens

Confused about the terminologies given to the algal and fungal part of lichens? Well, do not worry. Remember the given two images and words - 'Alphonso' mango and 'Funny mice'.
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1. What are the five kingdoms in the biological classification system?
Ans. The five kingdoms in the biological classification system are Kingdom Monera, Kingdom Protista, Kingdom Fungi, Virus and Viroid, and Lichens.
2. What are some examples of organisms classified under Kingdom Monera?
Ans. Some examples of organisms classified under Kingdom Monera are bacteria and archaea.
3. How are organisms classified under Kingdom Protista different from those in Kingdom Fungi?
Ans. Organisms classified under Kingdom Protista are typically single-celled eukaryotes, while organisms in Kingdom Fungi are multicellular eukaryotes that obtain nutrients through absorption.
4. Are viruses and viroids considered living organisms in the biological classification system?
Ans. No, viruses and viroids are not considered living organisms as they cannot carry out metabolic processes on their own and require a host cell to replicate.
5. What is the significance of lichens in the five kingdom classification system?
Ans. Lichens are unique organisms that are a symbiotic relationship between a fungus and either an alga or a cyanobacterium. They play a crucial role in ecological processes such as nitrogen fixation and soil formation.
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