Flashcards in Taxonomy & Systemics Deck (15)
What is the science of classifying organisms?
What is a taxon?
Who is the father of taxonomy?
When writing in binomial nomenclature, what is always capitalized and what is always lowercase?
Genus is always capitalized
Species is always lowercase
What is the breakdown from broadest to most specific in taxonomy?
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What are the 3 domains?
What is the oldest domain that is found in odd places?
What is the most common domain?
Which domain is divided into Kingdoms?
What are the 3 categories of Domain Archea?
Thermoacidophiles (live in hot acidic enviroments)
Halophiles (Require high salt concentration)
Methanogens (anerobes that produce methane)
What are the 4 Kingdoms of Domain Eukarya?
Protista, Fungi, Plantae, Animalia
What is systemics?
The study of the diversity of organisms and their evolutionary relationships
What is Phylogeny?
What is cladistics?
the analization of primative and derived characteristics that constructs a cladogram