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    Biology 18.1 Biology 18.1 Presentation Transcript

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