Major Groups of Organisms

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Major Groups of Organisms Faced with the multiplicity of organisms in the world, classifying them into groups with like  characteristics makes talking about them, identifying them, and describing them easier. Utilitarian  groupings—poisonous plants, trees that produce edible fruits, animals that sting, and so forth—are  useful today as in the past, however, they provide information about only one aspect of organisms'  lives. For decades researchers have accumulated libraries of information about creatures large and  small.  Systematists  (the biologists concerned with classification and naming of organisms) have  arranged much of this information into schemes that provide not only descriptions and names for  organisms, but also show hereditary relationships among and between members of the various  groups. Indeed, one of the principal objectives of  systematics  is to determine as best as possible—
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