Which do you think is a more basic characteristic for classifying organisms?
- the place where they live.
- the kind of cells they are made of. Why?
Characteristic is the different property or feature which is used to identify particular species.
Now, let’s compare both options
- the place where they live - In a forest, there are various organisms like microorganisms, insects, animals, birds etc. All these are different organisms but we cannot classify them on the basis of where they live.
- the kind of cells they are made of - We can classify organisms on the basis of kind of cells. Example - Prokaryotes and Eukaryotes.