CLASSIFICATION

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    • Classification is organising living organisms into groups
      • Natural classification systems
        • EVOLUTIONARY RELATIONSHIPS
      • Artificial classification systems
        • Based on appearance
        • Used to identify organisms
      • Living things are divided into KINGDOMS
        • Kingdoms are then subdivided into smaller groups
    • KINGDOM
      • PHYLUM
        • CLASS
          • ORDER
            • FAMILY
              • GENUS
                • SPECIES
                • GENUS- Closely related species
                • Species is a group of organisms that can interbreed to produce fertie offspring
    • It can be difficult to classify organisms into groups because many organisms share characteristics
    • SYSTEMS CHANGE OVER TIME
      • NEW SPECIES
      • DNA SQUENCING

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