life_evol_fossil-1 - What is life? Life is the distinction...

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Life is the distinction between organic and inorganic  Ma tte r is   classified a c c o rding  to  its  pro pe rtie s What is life?
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What is Classification? Classification is the placing of organisms into groups Based on their similarities & differences Prevents improper ID’s Sea Horse???
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Classification Groups Taxon ( taxa = plural) is a group with related organisms There is a hierarchy of groups (taxa) from broadest to most specific 3
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Basis for Classification Ho m o lo g o us  tra its Homologous Traits show Similarities in mammals for example
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Hierarchy of Taxonomic Groups   King do m     Phylum        C la s s            O rde r                Fa m ily                                                                                                                 G e nus                      S pe c ie s   5 Broadest TAXON Narrowest TAXON
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K ing s P la y C he s s O n 6
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This note was uploaded on 02/06/2012 for the course PLANET EAR 01:460:100 taught by Professor Lepre during the Spring '12 term at Rutgers.

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