Taxonomy Powerpoint 1407 Summer

Taxonomy Powerpoint - Taxonomy BIOL 1407 What is taxonomy Naming and classification of organisms Traditionally based on system developed by Carolus

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Taxonomy BIOL 1407
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What is taxonomy? Naming and classification of organisms Traditionally based on system developed by Carolus Linnaeus
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Two Components to Linnaean System Idea of binomial nomenclature – naming organisms Idea of hierarchy – classifying organisms into groups
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Binomial Nomenclature Idea is that each species is assigned a unique name Name has two parts: a genus name and a specific epithet Together, the two words make up the scientific name of the species
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Binomial Nomenclature Allows clear communication between different researchers Prevents confusion that can occur from use of common names
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Example Scientific Name: Yucca filamentosa Common Names: Bear grass, Adam’s needle, Weak-leaf yucca Picture Credit: Larry Allain @ USDA- NRCS PLANTS Database
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Scientific Names: General Guidelines Scientific names are based on Latin. Scientific names are always italicized (when printed) or underlined (when hand-written) Modern scientific names follow international guidelines
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This note was uploaded on 10/01/2011 for the course BIOL 1407 taught by Professor Lisagloyna during the Spring '09 term at Austin Community College.

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Taxonomy Powerpoint - Taxonomy BIOL 1407 What is taxonomy Naming and classification of organisms Traditionally based on system developed by Carolus

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