Biology Chapter 18 Vocab Words

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Biology Chapter 18 Vocab Words


 
  
Created Feb 15, 2011
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Taxonomy 
 
Discipline of classifying organisms and assigning each organism a university accepted name.
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Binomial Nomenclature
 
Classification system in which each species is assigned a two-part scientific name.
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Genus
 
A group of  closely related species.
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Taxon
 
Group or level of organization into which organisms are classified.
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Family
 
Group of genera that share many characteristics.
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Order
 
Group of similar families.
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Class
 
Group of similar orders.
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Phylum
 
Group of closely related classes.
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Kingdom
 
Large taxonomic group, consisting of closely related phyla. 
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Phylogeny
 
The study of evolutionary relationships among organisms.


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