Adaptation, Variety of Life and Competition

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2. Adaptation, Variety of Life and Competition

Biodiversity - variety of life on Earth. Inc. - species, genetic variations within species, different ecosystems

Classification - grouping living things to make them easier to study. Also necessary to give organisms a name which would be recognised worldwide (Latin names - used in universities at the time of decision. Two words:  1st indicates genus, the 2nd species).

  • Species
  • Genus
  • Family
  • Order
  • Class
  • Kingdom - bacteria, fungi, plants, animals, protista

If 2 organisms share a high percentage of genes, it is likely…


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