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What are systematics?
Interpret - The fossil records, the evolutionary processes, the developmental patterns

Describe and Classify - Biodiversity, species

Build and reference collections

Track disease and predict disease (forensics)
What are at the top of phyolgeny trees?
Living Organisms
What is a terminal taxa, a sister group, and a node?

Which can rotate and have no problem?
Terminal taxa - The tips of the tree which are current living organisms

Sister group - Two brances that share a node of a tree

Node - A common ancestor that is no longer living.

Sister groups can rotate.
Why is the phylogenic tree not considered factual?
Because it is a hypothesis, that is made based on true relationships among organisms, and based on analysis of observation.
What is the Binomial two name system?
A species with has a two part name: The genus, and the descripter