biol 1002

biol 1002 - Chap. 18 systematics: seeking oreder amidst...

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Chap. 18 systematics: seeking oreder amidst diversity Homo sapiens Scianops ocellatus- red fish There is a genus of fossil snake names montpythonvides Taxonomy Taxonomy is the branch of biology concerned with naming and classifying the diverse forms of life in our planet. There are many ways these can be grouped: Example: plants verse animals: One of the early classifications placed on the animals in one group and the plants in another. The bacteria, fungi and many protists were considered plants while some of the protists were grouped with theanmals. 5 kingdoms: o Until resently the most common taxonomic system was based on 5 kingdoms 3 domains o With those 5 kingdoms placed in 3 different domains the 3 domains each have observably different attributs that define them o Bacteria o Archea o Eukarya Taxonomic categorizies o The organization of taxonomic grouping arranges organisms in sets o Each set is then grouped with other sets into a larger set o The major taxonomic categories from most inclusive ( biggest set) to least inclusive (smallest set) are: o Domain Kingdom Phylum(divistions)
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o Class Order Family o Genus Species Dear king phil came over for gene’s special (acronym) Table 18 – 1 Genus o The category genus groups together closely related org. which may or may not interbreed o
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