Concept and use of a classification system.

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How can organisms be classified?
Organisms can be classified into the group they share.
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Define the term species.
Species are a group of organisms that can reproduce to produce fertile offspring.
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Define and describe the binomial system of naming species.
The binomial system is an intenationally agreed system in which the scientific name of an organism is made upof two prts showing the genus and species.
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What is the aim of classification systems?
The aim of classification systems is to reflect evolutionary systems.
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Explain how classification is tradionally based.
Classification is traditionally based on studies of morphology and anatomy.
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What are more accurate means of classification?
The sequences of bases in DNA and amino acids in proteins.
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