Biology unit 2 mod. 3 definitions
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What is Biodiversity?
The number and variety of living things to be found in the world, in an ecosystem or in a habitat.
What is a species?
A group of organisms that can breed freely with one another to produce fertile offspring.
note: they have anatomical, physiological, morphological, embryonic similarites
What is classification?
The organisation of living organisms into groups according to their shared similarities.
What is Taxonomy
The study of the principles behind classification.
What is phylogeny?
The evolutionary relationships between organisms.
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