FLORA AND FAUNA ISSN 2456-9364(Online) 0971-6920(Print)
         
2016 Vol.22 No.1 PP 76­-78
EVOLUTION, MERITS AND DEMERITS OF FIVE KINGDOM SYSTEM
ASHOK KUMAR VERMA
Department of Zoology, Govt. Post Graduate College, Saidabad,
ALLAHABAD-221508 (U.P.), INDIA
E-mail: akv.apexz@gmail.com
ABSTRACT
Five kingdom system of biological classification was proposed. These kingdoms were: Monera, Protista, Fungi, Plantae and Animalia. The history of kingdom system started, laid the foundation of modern biological classification by classifying the organisms into two kingdoms namely Plantae and Animalia. The two kingdom system were followed by three, four and five kingdom systems respectively. In present discussion, author tried to discuss the evolution, merits, demerits and relevancy of “five kingdom system” in modern context.

Key words : Basis of classification, Five kingdom system, Systematics, Three domains of life, Whittaker.
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