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Introduction to Biological Classification

Introduction to Biological Classification

A Chinese leaf beetle.
Courtesy of the ARS-USDA\Bob Richard.

Classification is a continually evolving scientific effort to group organisms based on knowledge gathered from different fields, and helps to define the relationships among organisms and between organisms and their environments.

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Author(s): Deanne Erdmann, MS
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Introduction to Biological Classification

Why Do We Classify Organisms?


Binomial Nomenclature

Hierarchical Classification

Kingdoms and Domains

Systematics: Evolutionary Classification of Organisms

Taxonomic Diagrams

Dichotomous Keys Identify Organisms

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