8.24.11 BIO

8.24.11 BIO - 8.24.11 Taxonomy Is the branch of biology...

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8.24.11 Taxonomy Is the branch of biology concerned with naming and classifying the diverse forms of life on our planet There are many ways that things may be grouped: o Example: plants vs. animals: One of the early classifications placed the animals in one group and plants in another. The bacteria, fungi and many protists were considered plants while some of the protists were grouped with the animals. o DNA can be sequenced to find who is most similar to one another Your immediate family is who you are most similar Can be used for all species on the planet 5 kingdoms: o Until recently, the most common taxonomic system was based on 5 kingdoms o All life that had been identified on Earth was placed in the 5 kingdoms o THIS HAS NOW CHANGED TO THE 3 DOMAIN SYSTEM 3 domain system: Bacteria, Archaea, Eukarya o With those 5 kingdoms placed in 3 different domains. o The 3 domains and the kingdoms within them each have observably different attributes that define them o i.e. Figure 18-6: the 3 domains of life o note: prokaryotic cells have no nucleus
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This note was uploaded on 01/19/2012 for the course BIO 1002 taught by Professor Hrinchevich during the Fall '10 term at LSU.

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8.24.11 BIO - 8.24.11 Taxonomy Is the branch of biology...

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