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Name the scientist who proposed five kingdom classification.

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Carolus Linnaeus
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R. H Whittaker
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Ernst Haeckel
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Aristotle
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The correct option is B R. H Whittaker
Living organisms were first classified by Aristotle based on their habitat. Later Carolus Linnaeus proposed two kingdom classification in which organisms were placed under either plant or animal kingdoms. Ernst Haeckel added kingdom protista and proposed a three kingdom classification and it was R.H Whittaker who proposed five kingdom classification.

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