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Classification

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taxonomy

science of grouping and naming organisms based on shared characteristics


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Purpose for classifying organisms

brings order to the diversity of life

allows identification of new organisms

basis for scientifically naming organisms

universal standard for communication


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common names can often be misleading

jellyfish, starfish, cuttlefish, silverfish


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common names can often be misleading

mountain lion, puma, cougar, panther


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common names can often be misleading

ringworm, mealworm, acorn worm

fungus

insect larva

aquatic worm


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History of classification

Aristotle (350B.C.)

placed all known organisms into two groups

animals & plants


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History of classification

Carolus Linnaeus (1750)

father of taxonomy

classified organisms by

physical & structural similarities

places organisms into Species

places species into Genera

introduced binomial nomenclature

written in Latin (Genus, species)


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Correctly naming organisms scientifically

First name: Genus (First letter CAPITALIZED)

second name: Species (all lower case)

underline (if hand written) or italicized (computer)

ex: Eastern grey squirrel

Sciurus carolinensis


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classification provides a framework in which to study the relationships among living and extinct species


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Evolutionary Relationships

structural similarities

many shared physical structures provide evidence of close relationship and common ancestry

ex: Lynx & Bobcat


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Evolutionary Relationships

structural similarities

ex: dandelion & sunflower


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geographical distribution

location of a species help determine relationship with other species

ex: finches on the Galapogos


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Evolutionary Relationships

chromosomal comparison

chromosome number and shape

ex: cauliflower, cabbage, kale, broccoli

chromosomes are

almost identical


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Evolutionary Relationships

biochemistry

looks at DNA and similar proteins

ex: horseshoe crab

originally classified with Crustacea


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Evolutionary Relationships

ex: horseshoe crab

originally classified with Crustacea

better classified as Arachnida


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Evolutionary Relationships

Breeding behavior

mating calls or mating periods

ex: frogs, birds


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Evolutionary Relationships

developing the

evolutionary history

of an organism is

phylogeny


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Evolutionary Relationships

phylogeny of all life


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Evolutionary Relationships

cladogram model

shows evolutionary relationships between organisms


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D

Evolutionary Relationships

cladogram model

E

C

B

A


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Taxonomic Hierarchy

Domain – broadest classification

Kingdom

Phylum

Class

Order

Family

Genus

Species – most specific

sometimes -subspecies (animals),

varieties (plants)

strains (bacteria)

D K P C O F G S


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Taxonomic Hierarchy

classification of human?

Domain – Eukarya

Kingdom – Anamilia

Phylum – Chordata

Class – Mammalia

Order – Primate

Family – Homididae

Genus – Homo

Species – Sapien

Binomial name?

Homo sapien


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History of Classification

1700’s

Aristotle’s system

Plantae & Animalia


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History of Classification

Late 1800’s

with the use of the microscope, new kingdom was found

Plantae, Animalia & Protista


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History of Classification

1950’s

New tool - electronmicroscope, new kingdom was found without a nucleus

Plantae, Animalia, Protista & Monera (bacteria)


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History of Classification

1960’s

Biochemical studies showed difference in cell wall composition (split up one of our Kingdoms)

Plantae, Animalia, Protista, Monera & Fungi

chitin


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History of Classification

1990’s

Structural and biochemical studies found difference in cell wall of some Monerans

Plantae, Animalia, Protista,Archaebacteria, Eubacteria& Fungi

peptidoglycan


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Current System

3 Domain system

developed from looking at ribosomal RNA

Bacteria – Eubacteria

Archea – Archaebacteria

Eukarya – Plants, Animals, Fungi, Protista


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Current System

3 Domain system


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Tools for classification

field guide

gives physical description of species

may show range (locations it lives in)

gives picture of species


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Geospiza

Platyspiza

Certhidea

Camarhynchus

Tools for classification

dichotomous key

uses sets of paired (usually opposite) traits to help classify a species


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