Biodiversity classification

Sorting and grouping biodiversity and key words

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TAXONOMY

 

 

TAXONOMY

The study of classification

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TAXONOMIC GROUPS

THE SEVEN TAXONOMIC GROUPS

- KINGDOM

- PHYLUM

-CLASS

-ORDER

-FAMILY

-GENUS

-SPECIES

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SPECIES

 

 

SPECIES

A group of similiar organisms able to reproduce to give fertile offspring

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CLASSIFICATION

 

 

CLASSIFICATION

The grouping together of similiar organisms

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WHY CLASSIFY?

 

WHY CLASSIFY?

To be able to look at evolutionary relationships, to help find medicines by being able to identify closely related species

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PHYLOGENETICS

  

PHYLOGENETICS

The study of evolutionary history of groups of organisms

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BINOMIAL NAMING SYSTEM

 

BINOMIAL NAMING SYSTEM

An internationally accepted Latin name that compromises of the genus and the species i.e.

Homo sapiens

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