Classification

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Discuss the taxonomic structure.
Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species
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What do we call each group?
A taxon
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What is a hierarchy?
Groups within larger groups of classified organisms, no overlapping
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What is a phylogenetic relationship?
Shows common ancestors and evolutionary relationships
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What is a species?
Group of organisms with similar characteristics. From same ecological niche, can interbreed to create fertile offspring
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How do we name species?
Binomial System - two names - first is generic, genus name for "surname", second is species name in lower case - specific name, individual
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