October 19 - of all species are insects if wanting to find...

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½ of all species are insects, if wanting to find a new species one must look in isolated, unexplored areas: deep ocean, rain forest (canopies), below the ground. One will most likely find tiny species like bacteria and fungi. Biological diversity: Average person recognizes diversity because they depend on plants and animals for survival. There is an agricultural society in southern Mexico, seeing how they recognize diversity. Our species are named by a genus and epithet. Our species is homo sapiens. Genus: homo. Brassica oleracea (broccoli, bustle sprout, cabbage etc.) For a lot of species there is a one to one correspondence between what we consider a species and what they consider a species because they have grouping categories. Blueberry family genus… sunflower family… and other totally different looking and genre, there are all the same to those people. This is called underdifferentiation . One of their names = many of ours. Phaseolus vulgaris (bean) one kind for us, go to Mexican restaurant, there
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This note was uploaded on 01/30/2012 for the course BIO 311D taught by Professor Reichler during the Fall '08 term at University of Texas.

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October 19 - of all species are insects if wanting to find...

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