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How can scientists classify organisms in order to make sense?
Scientists classify living things into series of groups, in each of which the organisms have similar featurs
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What can plants be grouped into?
Plants can be grouped into flowering and non-flowering.
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What can animals be grouped into?
Animals can be grouped into vertebrates and invertebrates
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What are vertebrates?
Animals which have a backbone
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What are invertebrates?
Animals without a backbone
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What can Microorganisms be grouped into?
Microorganisms can be grouped into bacteria, fungi and algae
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How can scientists tell how closely two related organisms are?
Scientist can tell how closely two related organisms are by comparing DNA
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What is this technique called?
This technique is called DNA hybridisation or genetic finger printing
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Why is every organism given a scientific name?
Every organism is given a scientific name so it's understood in different languages
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In order to survive in their environment what do living organisms have to do?
In order to survive in their environment living organisms have to adapt to the physical conditions and need to be able to survive alongside other things.
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Why do living organisms need structural and behavioral adaptation?
Living organisms need structural and behavioral adaptation to be able to survive in their environment
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What do living organisms need to obtain from their environment?
Living organisms need to obtain essential resources from their environment
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Some resources have limited supply in the environment so what do they have to do?
Due to some resources having limited supply in the environment they have to compete with each other.
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What could this competition result to?
This competition could result to the limitation of populations
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How could predation affect its prey?
Predation could reduce the size of the prey population
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How else could population size of living organisms be reduced?
Population size of living organisms could be reduced due to disease and pollution
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What are vertebrates?

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