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  • species
    • defenition
      • a group of orgamsims which share a large number of common characterlistics and which can interbreed to produce fertile offspring
        • morphological features
        • physiological features
        • biochemical features
        • behavioural features
    • how many?
      • on earth there is about 2 million different species
    • hierarchy classification system
      • devised to distinguish large groups of organisms with a series of rank names to identify different levels within the system
      • kingdom - phylum----class-------------order------------family-----------species
      • taxon
        • a level in the classification system consisting of organisms sharing same basic features
    • binomial naming system
      • universal naming system used by all scientists to name organisms. the genus name is first

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