01d_Classif

01d_Classif - CLASSIFICATION Making sense of the vast array...

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CLASSIFICATION Making sense of the vast array of living  things
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SPECIES What is a species? A group of individuals capable of interbreeding and producing fertile offspring.
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Naming Species Binomial System Two words, first word is Genus (always  capitalized) Second word is specific epithet (always in lower  case) Put both words in italics (or underline) Example: Homo sapiens = human
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Grouping Species: hierarchical Species are grouped into Genera. Genera are grouped into Families. Families are grouped into Orders Orders are grouped into Classes. Classes are grouped into Phyla (called Divisions in  plants). Phyla are grouped into Kingdoms. Based on evolutionary lineage
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Evolutionary lineage based on differences in  one gene
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K ingdom (Animalia) P hylum (Chordata) C lass (Mammalia) O rder (Carnivora) » F amily (Canidae) »
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This note was uploaded on 08/26/2008 for the course BIO 109 taught by Professor Fiero during the Spring '08 term at Pima CC.

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01d_Classif - CLASSIFICATION Making sense of the vast array...

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