Flashcards in 5 Deck (14):
What are the two levels of biological diversity?
Species Diversity and Genetic Diversity
What happens when an ecosystem has a higher biological diversity?
There is a higher chance that organisms survive change
what is taxonomy?
The science of classification according to the inferred relationships of organisms
what is binomial nomenclature?
A method of naming organisms by using two names
the two ways of naming organisms are?
Genus and species
what is genus?
The first part of a scientific name that can be used to generalize several species
what is species?
the second part of a scientific name that is more specific to a species
what is taxa?
Categories used to classify organisms
what are the 7 categories of taxa?
Kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species
what is the 3 kingdom system made up of?
eubacteria, archaebacteria, eukaryota
what is the 6 kingdom system made up of?
eubacteria, archaebacteria, protista, fungi, plantae, animalia
what is phylogeny?
the history of the evolution of a species
what is a dichotomous key?
a two part key used to identify living things