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Classifying Organisms

What is taxonomy? Scientific study of how things are classified
Why is classification important for scientists? to make organisms easier to study
What are the two parts of an organism's scientific name? Genus & species
Name the 8 classification levels. Domain, Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species
What is the 3rd broadest classification level? Phylum
What is used to identify an unknown organism? Dichotomous Key
What is in the dichotomous key? sets of descriptive statements with alternative responses
Name the cell number for each kingdom. (unicellular, multicellular, or both) Archaebacteria- unicellular Eubacteria- unicellular Protists- both Fungi- multicellular Plants- multicellular Animals- multicellular
What are archaebacteria also known as? "ancient bacteria"
As you move down the classification levels, what happens to the number of organisms? they decrease
What do species that have similar evolutionary histories share? a common ancestor
What is binomial nomenclature? the name of an organism?
What 2 kingdoms consist of only heterotrophs? Fungi and animals
2/3 of all the kingdoms have what the of cells? Eukaryotic
Our classification system we used today have originated from what 2 scientists? Aristotle and Carolus Linnaeus
Created by: 200320744