Naming Living Things & Modern Classification. AS biology OCR unit 2

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Binomial System: USes two names to identify each species: the genus name and the species name

Why a common name doesn't work- same organisms has a different common name in different countries due to translation and areas

Bionomal: Means 2 names- Genus & species name
For humans - Homo Sapiens
Homo - genus which humans belong to (always a capital letter)
sapiens - species names
Binomial latin name is always written in italics or underlined

Identifiying living organisms

Dichtomous Key: Uses a series of questions with two alternative answers to helkp you identify a specimen

Early Classification
Scientists limited…

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