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WHAT IS TAXONOMY?
its the science of describing, naming and identifying organisms
WHAT IS TAXONOMY BASED ON?
morphology which is form and structure
external appearence the most common
IDENTIFICATION IS SOMETIMES DIFFICULT BECAUSE?
WHO IS CARL LINNAEUS?
the father of taxonomy
he came up with the bionomial classification system
WHAT IS THE BINOMIAL SYSTEM?
its a 2 name system, where descriptions are based on physical features
genus-group of similar species
species- specific type of organism
WHY USE SCIENTIFIC NAMES?
many species have several common names
many different species share the same common names
WHAT IS CLASSIFICATION?
systematic arrangement of organisims based on their similarities
9 major taxa
from broad to narrow
WHAT ARE THE 6 KINGDOMS?
eubacteria (true bacteria)
archaebacteria (primitive bacteria)