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Who founded taxonomy?
Carolus Linnaeus
CL Carol Linn
How many levels of classification are there?
seven
KPCOFGS
What are the seven kingdoms in order?
Kingdom,Phylum,Class,Order,Family,Genus,Species
King Phillip Came Over For Grape Soda
What is taxonomy?
Taxonomy is the science of identifying,classifying, and naming living things
the science of
Taxonomists classify organisms according to what?
presumed evolutionary relationships
evolution
In order to classify a newly discovered organism, a biologist will look at two main things:
1.Common ancestors
2.Who are they related to
evolution
Scientific Names for organism consist of the what?
Genus and Species
g and s
Both words in the name are either what or what?
underlined or italicized
_________ it
The genus name always begins with a what letter and the species a what letter?
capital, and lowercase
think of a sentence
What is a dichotomous key?
a special guide that consists of several pairs of descriptive statements that have only two alternitave responses
list
Bacteria is divided into two kingdoms:
1.Archaebacteria
2.Eubacteria
A&E
What is Classification?
Classification is the arrangement of organisms into orderly groups based on their similarities
arrangement
Classifying things makes it easier for biologists to find the answers to many important questions these questions are?
How many known species are there?
What are the characteristics of each?
What are the relationships between the species?
H.W.H. species, characteristics,species