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  1. WHAT IS TAXONOMY?
    its the science of describing, naming and identifying organisms
  2. WHAT IS TAXONOMY BASED ON?
    • morphology which is form and structure
    • external appearence the most common
    • internal anatomy
  3. IDENTIFICATION IS SOMETIMES DIFFICULT BECAUSE?
    • sexual dimorphism
    • color variations
    • complex lifecycles
  4. WHO IS CARL LINNAEUS?
    • the father of taxonomy
    • he came up with the bionomial classification system
  5. 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
  6. WHY USE SCIENTIFIC NAMES?
    • for standardization
    • many species have several common names
    • many different species share the same common names
  7. WHAT IS CLASSIFICATION?
    • systematic arrangement of organisims based on their similarities
    • 9 major taxa
    • from broad to narrow
    • -domain (largest)
    • -kingdom
    • -phyloem
    • -class
    • -order
    • -family
    • -genus
    • -species (smallest)
  8. WHAT ARE THE 6 KINGDOMS?
    • plant
    • fungi
    • animalia
    • protista
    • eubacteria (true bacteria)
    • archaebacteria (primitive bacteria)

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