Bio 1109—Chapter 15

Bio 1109—Chapter 15 - Bio 1109-Chapter 15...

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Bio 1109—Chapter 15 15:34 Pp. 296-299, 304-312 ch. 15 There are tens of millions of species of organisms on earth—how can we  organize and appreciate the diversity of nature? Why standardize names and arrange the unites of life? So we can communicate—otherwise too complicated Every organism has a two word name,  Genus species   o Always in Latin or Greek no matter what language So we can make sense of them and group them into useful categories Naming organisms and groups Taxonomy : naming organisms (taxon, taxa) o Homo sapien —taxon Systematics:   arranging names (biologists, indigenous peoples, etc.) Genera are grouped into progressively larger categories— This ranks are traditionally called family—with –idea or –inae, order class,  phylum, kingdom, and domain Traditional classification of some vertebrates (Linnaeus) Phylum Chordata o Class Agnatha (lampreyes) o Class Chondrichthyes o Class Osteichthyes o Class Amphibia o Class REptlia
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This note was uploaded on 09/22/2009 for the course BIO G 109 taught by Professor Winkler,d. during the Fall '06 term at Cornell.

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Bio 1109—Chapter 15 - Bio 1109-Chapter 15...

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