DiversityIntro213-page2 - consisting of the genus plus a...

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Diversity Introduction - 2 A "Tree of Life" developed from rRNA analyses Nonetheless, classification categories we use today, first proposed by Carl von Linne (Linnaeus) in the 1700's are: Domain Kingdom Phylum Class Order Family Genus Species Each kind of organism is identified by species. The species name is a binomial,
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Unformatted text preview: consisting of the genus plus a specific epithet. The genus name is capitalized and the specific epithet is not; when used in print, the species name should be italicized or underlined. The species name is also commonly called the “scientific name”. Many common names can be (and are) given to any one species....
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