Finding Order in Diversity 18.1<br />
Taxon <br />Group or level of organization into which organisms are classified.<br />
Binomial Nomenclature <br />Classification system in which each species is assigned a two-part scientific name.<br />
Genus <br />Group of closely related species, and the first part of the scientific name in binomial nomenclature.<br />
Taxonomy<br />Discipline of classifying organisms and assigning each organism a universally accepted name.<br />
Family <br />Group of genera that share many characteristics.<br />
Order <br />Group of similar families.<br />
Class <br />Group of similar orders.<br />
Phylum <br />Group of closely related classes.<br />
Kingdom<br />Large taxonomic group, consisting of closely related phyla.<br />
Key Concept<br />How are living things organized for study?<br />To study the diversity of life, biologists use a classifi...
Key Concept<br />What is Binomial Nomenclature?<br />Each species is assigned a two-part scientific name.<br />
Key Concept <br />What is Linnaeus’ system of classification?<br />Linnaeus’ hierarchical system of classification include...
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Biology 18.1

  1. 1. Finding Order in Diversity 18.1<br />
  2. 2. Taxon <br />Group or level of organization into which organisms are classified.<br />
  3. 3. Binomial Nomenclature <br />Classification system in which each species is assigned a two-part scientific name.<br />
  4. 4. Genus <br />Group of closely related species, and the first part of the scientific name in binomial nomenclature.<br />
  5. 5. Taxonomy<br />Discipline of classifying organisms and assigning each organism a universally accepted name.<br />
  6. 6. Family <br />Group of genera that share many characteristics.<br />
  7. 7. Order <br />Group of similar families.<br />
  8. 8. Class <br />Group of similar orders.<br />
  9. 9. Phylum <br />Group of closely related classes.<br />
  10. 10. Kingdom<br />Large taxonomic group, consisting of closely related phyla.<br />
  11. 11. Key Concept<br />How are living things organized for study?<br />To study the diversity of life, biologists use a classification system to name organisms and group them in a logical manner. <br />
  12. 12. Key Concept<br />What is Binomial Nomenclature?<br />Each species is assigned a two-part scientific name.<br />
  13. 13. Key Concept <br />What is Linnaeus’ system of classification?<br />Linnaeus’ hierarchical system of classification includes seven levels. They are from smallest to largest species, genus, family, order, class, phylum, and kingdom.<br />
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