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Study Objective Questions # 17 Chapter 25 1. Describe polynomial and binomial nomenclature. Which do we use today? Polynomial nomenclature – gave many names, was very descriptive but also very cumbersome Carl Linneaus introduced a binomial nomenclature 1750’s – gave two names only, the genus and species Today we use binomial nomenclature and is often referred to as the scientific name 2. Define taxonomy. List the steps. Using humans list the complete taxonomy of man. Taxonomy – science of classifying living things, a group of living organisms at a particular level of classification is called a taxon Taxonomic hierarchy – Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Subphylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species Humans – Animalia chordata vertabrata mammalia eutheria (placental) primate anthropoidea hominidae homo sapiens 3. What is a species? How many species are present on the Earth. Species – group of organisms that have similar characteristics and that can be interbred and produce non-sterile offspring
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This note was uploaded on 04/17/2008 for the course HUMANITIES 111 taught by Professor Blume during the Winter '08 term at Union.

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