Biology Chapter 18 Vocab Words

Biology Chapter 18 Vocab Words
 
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Taxonomy 
Discipline of classifying organisms and assigning each organism a university accepted name.
Binomial Nomenclature
Classification system in which each species is assigned a two-part scientific name.
Genus
A group of  closely related species.
Taxon
Group or level of organization into which organisms are classified.
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. 
Phylogeny
The study of evolutionary relationships among organisms.


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