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Biology Chapter 26

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Biology Chapter 26 1543

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Date Created: 08/27/16
Comparing and contrasting the terms: taxonomy, classification, systematics and phylogeny  Taxonomy- field of biology that is involved in naming, describing and classifying organisms. Both fossil (extinct) species and living (extant) species  Classification- orders and ranks things into a series of hierarchical levels, species into genera. Classification is one branch of taxonomy where various things identified and grouped together into groups.  Systematics - field of biology concerned with the identification of the evolutionary relationships among species through time  Phylogeny- the pattern and history of evolutionary descent of all of the taxa used in a classification of organisms. About taxonomic: There are 8 major taxonomic levels. They are domain, kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species. We give a species a name using binomial nomenclature. But, how?  Binomial nomenclature systems make it to where each species have a two-part name, called Genus species. The genus is the closest group to which a species belongs and the specific epithet, the second part of the name, refers to one species within each genus. Who proposed the binomial nomenclature system? Linneaus Now, what’s the definition for the 8 major taxonomic levels?  Domain- The highest taxonomic rank of organisms in which there are three groupings: Archaea, Bacteria and Eukarya.  Kingdom- taxonomic rank that is composed of smaller groups called phyla  Phylum- group of Classes with similar distinctive characteristics  Class- taxonomic group comprised of organisms that share common characteristics, attributes, qualities or traits.  Order- comprised of families sharing a set of similar nature or character, typically in series  Family- taxonomic rank in the classification of organisms between genus and order sharing common attributes  Genus- includes group(s) of species that are structurally similar or phylogenetically related.  Species- most basic unit or category of biological classification. These organisms can produce fertile offspring. Appear to be closely related are grouped into the same genus. “The sub- and super- prefixes indicate lower or higher taxonomic categories, compared to the taxonomic category being classified. For example, one or more orders would be in a superorder; one or more suborders would be in a single order.” There are 7 additional taxonomic categories that we will be discussing in class: subphylum, superphylum, superorder, suborder, subclass, superclass, subspecies.


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