BIOLOGY Classification Systems

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BIOLOGY Classification Systems
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  1. Why classify?
    • 1. millions of species of organisms
    • 2. organization for studying organisms more easily
    • 3. establish universal names
  2. What was Aristotle's method of classification?
    He classified organisms as either plants or animals, and further divided them into subdivisions: flying, swimming, crawling
  3. What was Linnaeus's method of classification?
    He arranged organisms into groups according to similar body structures that they shared and assigned every organism a two-part scientific name in Latin
  4. What is taxonomy?
    The science of dividing arranging organisms based on similar characteristics
  5. What is binomial nomenclature and how is it written?
    A two-part scientific name in Italic Latin
  6. What are the catergories of classification?
    • Domain
    • Kingdom
    • Phylum
    • Class
    • Order
    • Family
    • Genus
    • Species

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