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Classification
Why classify?
It ENABLES PREDICTIONS of how living organisms' characteristics attribute to certain
behaviour.
To assess ENVOLUTIONARY RELATIONSHIPS; looking at the similarities and
differences between organisms.
It helps IRRADICATE CONFUSION of naming species and sub groups; they are put into
Latin to avoid confusion.



Taxonomy? Assigning a species into…

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Naming Species
A) Common Name: this varies from place to place
B) Scientific Name: Binomial name ­ consistent from place to place.

Phylogeny = the science of establishing evolutionary relationships through classification.
These relationships can be shown on a phylogenetic tree.




DNA Hybridisation: comparing similarities in DNA base sequences between…

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