Whittaker's Five Kingdoms of Organisms: Minor Revisions Suggested by Considerations of the Origin of Mitosis.

@article{Margulis1971WhittakersFK,
  title={Whittaker's Five Kingdoms of Organisms: Minor Revisions Suggested by Considerations of the Origin of Mitosis.},
  author={Lynn Petra Alexander Sagan Margulis},
  journal={Evolution; international journal of organic evolution},
  year={1971},
  volume={25 1},
  pages={242-245}
}
Whittaker's (1969) new system of classification into five kingdoms (Monera, Protista, Animalia, Plantae and Fungi) has made a fundamental contribution to the clarification of relationships among lower organisms. Although it was constructed without consideration of any particular concept of the relationships between prokaryotes and eukaryotes it reflects remarkably well the evolutionary concepts of the symbiotic theory (Sagan, 1967; Margulis, 1970). Since Copeland's (1956; discussed by Whittaker… CONTINUE READING

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