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What are the two levels of biological diversity?

Species Diversity and Genetic Diversity

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What happens when an ecosystem has a higher biological diversity?

There is a higher chance that organisms survive change

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what is taxonomy?

The science of classification according to the inferred relationships of organisms

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what is binomial nomenclature?

A method of naming organisms by using two names

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the two ways of naming organisms are?

Genus and species

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what is genus?

The first part of a scientific name that can be used to generalize several species

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what is species?

the second part of a scientific name that is more specific to a species

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what is taxa?

Categories used to classify organisms

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what are the 7 categories of taxa?

Kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, species

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what is the 3 kingdom system made up of?

eubacteria, archaebacteria, eukaryota

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what is the 6 kingdom system made up of?

eubacteria, archaebacteria, protista, fungi, plantae, animalia

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what is phylogeny?

the history of the evolution of a species

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what is a dichotomous key?

a two part key used to identify living things

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name the 7 direct/indirect evidences of evolution?

1. evidence from fossils
2. radioactive decay/radiometric dating
3. evidence from biogeography
4. evidence from anatomy
5. vestigial feature and anatomical oddities
6. evidence from biochemistry
7. evidence from artificial selection