Ch17Classification

Ch17Classification - Scientific Classification Systems Why...

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Scientific Classification Systems
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Why a Scientific Classification System? Ambiguity of terms Latin “dead language” Categorization of relationships: 1. Evolutionary 2. Structural 3. Biochemical (NOT habitat)
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7 Classification Groups: Kingdom (most inclusive) Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species (most specific) K ing P hillip C ame O ver F rom G reece S inging
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5 Major Kingdoms: 1. Monera 2. Protista 3. Fungi 4. Planta 5. Animalia 1 cell, prokaryotes 1 cell, eukaryotes & algae Multicelled, absorptive feeders Muticelled, autotrophs Muticelled heterotrophs
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Which is the most difficult to assign? Species: Most specific Successful interbreeding Fertile offspring Donkey + Horse= Mule (infertile)
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Which group has the largest # organisms? Kingdom: Cell types ProkaryotesE ukaryotes Cell number Nutrition Structures
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Plant Kingdom
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Animal Kingdom
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Scientific Name: Latin Italics or underlined Genus species Homo sapien
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Classification Criteria : Biochemistry Behavior Hair Color Genetic System Evol. History Nutrition Molecular Make-up Most (DNA) Not very Not very Most Most Most Not very
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Similar Categories: Dolphin Man Fish Whale Bat
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Similar Categories : Grasshopper Mosquito Spider Butterfly
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This note was uploaded on 11/13/2011 for the course BIO 100 taught by Professor Robinson during the Winter '08 term at BYU.

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