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Classification. Taxonomy: the science of classification. Why do we classify organisms?. 1. Why Classify? To study the diversity of life To group organisms according to shared lines of evolutionary descent 2. Why are organisms given scientific names? Common names are misleading.

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Taxonomy: the science of classification

Why do we classify organisms?

  • 1. Why Classify?

    • To study the diversity of life

    • To group organisms according to shared lines of evolutionary descent

      2. Why are organisms given scientific names?

    • Common names are misleading


star fish


None of these animals are fish!

Why Scientists Assign Scientific Names to Organisms?

  • Some organisms have several common names

  • This cat is commonly known as:

    • Florida panther

    • Mountain lion

    • Puma

    • Cougar

Scientific name: Felisconcolor

Scientific name means “coat of one color”

Binomial nomenclature
Binomial Nomenclature been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team

  • Linnaeus developed the system, called Binomial Nomenclature, allowing scientists to give each organisms a universally accepted two-part name.

  • The first part of the name is the Genus. The second part of the name is the Species.

  • EX – “Homo sapiens” thinking man/ wise

    “Homo” is the Genus, “sapiens” is the species.

The 5 rules of nomenclature
The 5 Rules of Nomenclature: been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team

  • The Genus is a noun and is capitalized

  • The species is an adjective and is lowercase

  • If writing by hand underline each word separately

  • If typing the name italicize it

  • If used repeatedly first write it fully out, then you can abbreviate the Genus

    (Ex. H. sapiens)


Most General

  • Which of the following contains all of the others?

    • Family c. Class

    • Species d. Order

  • Based on their names, you know that the baboons Papio annubis and Papio cynocephalus do not belong to the same:

    • Family c. Order

    • Genus d. Species






Most specific

King Philip came over for good sweets!


Hierarchical Ordering of Classification been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team

Coral snake

Abert squirrel

Sea star

Grizzly bear

Black bear

Giant panda

Red fox

KINGDOM Animalia

As we move from the kingdom level to the species level, more and more members are excluded – species is least inclusive!

PHYLUM Chordata

CLASS Mammalia

ORDER Carnivora

FAMILY Ursidae


SPECIES Ursus arctos

Phylogeny study of evolutionary relationships among organisms
Phylogeny - been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based teamStudy of evolutionary relationships among organisms.

The root of the tree represents the ancestral lineage, and the tips of the branches represent the descendents of that ancestor. As you move from the root to the tips, you are moving forward in time.

When a lineage splits (speciation), it is represented as branching on a phylogeny. When a speciation event occurs, a single ancestral lineage gives rise to two or more daughter lineages.

Cladogram been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team

  • Diagram used to show the evolutionary relationships among groups of organisms.

Dichotomous keys
Dichotomous Keys been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team

  • A tool for identifying unknown organisms using a key consisting of paired questions based on observable characteristics.

  • Steps:

    • Always begin at the top

    • Answer the paired questions with yes or no

    • Based on your answer follow the directions given by the key

Here s an example in written form using these items
Here's an example in written form using these items: been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team

Here's an example in written form using these items:

  • 1. a. Organism is living........................................................go to 4.

  • 1. b. Organism is nonliving..................................................go to 2.

  • 2. a. Object is metallic........................................................go to 3.

  • 2. b. Object is nonmetallic..................................................ROCK.

  • 3. a. Object has wheels......................................................BICYCLE.

  • 3. b. Object does not have wheels......................................TIN CAN.

  • 4. a. Organism is microscopic...................................PARAMECIUM.

  • 4. b. Organism is macroscopic............................................go to 5.

  • This is a dichotomous key using the following: pine tree, tin can, Paramecium, bicycle

6 kingdoms
6 kingdoms been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team

Considerations: been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team

  • Cell type: prokaryote or eukaryote?

  • Cell structure: cell wall structure? specialized organelles?

  • Number of cells: unicellular or multicellular?

  • Nutrition: autotroph or heterotroph?

  • Reproduction: asexual , sexual, replication

Vocabulary to remember
Vocabulary to remember been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team

  • Prokaryote: lacks a nucleus

  • Eukaryote: contains a nucleus

  • Unicellular: contains one cell only

  • Multicellular: contains two or more cells

  • Autotroph: makes its own food

  • Heterotroph: must consume food

Cell wall
Cell Wall been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team

  • Cell structure that surrounds a cell

  • Purpose: protection and support

  • Composed of chitin, cellulose, peptidoglycan, silica, and/or proteins (varies among organisms)

Viruses nonliving
Viruses - nonliving been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team

  • Cell Type: none bc not a cell

  • Cell wall: not a cell just a capsid (protein coat)

  • Body Type: noncellular

  • Nutrition: N/A

  • Reproduction: Replication requiring a host cell

  • Examples: influenza and HIV

Reproduction of viruses
Reproduction of Viruses been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team

  • Cannot reproduce alone

  • Can reproduce ONLY inside a living host cell

    • Must use a host cell

    • Like a parasite

Lytic vs lysogenic infection
Lytic been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team vs. Lysogenic Infection

  • Lytic Infection – virus enters a cell, makes copies of itself, and causes the cell to burst.

    • Host cell is lysedand destroyed.

Lytic infection
Lytic been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team Infection

1. Virus attaches

2. Virus injects genetic information into host

3. New viral proteins and genetic material are made

4. Viral parts are assembled

5. New viruses are released as host cell lyses (bursts) and is destroyed.

  • Lysogenic been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team Infections – A virus integrates its DNA into the DNA of the host cell, and the viral genetic information replicates along with the host cell’s DNA.

Lytic and Lysogenic Cycles of Reproduction been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team

How are bacteria classified
How are bacteria classified? been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team

(1) Shape

(2) type of cell wall

(3) how they use energy

Cell shape
Cell Shape been discovered in Papua New Guinea by a US-based team

Bacteria that are spherical shaped are called coccus (cocci)

Bacteria that are rodlike are called bacillus (bacilli)

Bacteria that are spiral shaped are called spirilli

Identifying the type of cell wall using a technique known as Gramstainingis important for diagnostic and treatment purposes.

a. Gram positiveabsorbs the dye and look purple

  • These bacteria have a single cell wall layer made of peptidoglycan. (strep/staph)

    b.Gram negativerepels the dye (has a capsule) and look pink

  • Gram negative bacteria are usually more resistant to antibiotics (like penicillin) and cause more severe infections.(menengitis/gonorrhorea)

Cell membrane



2 membranes

(lipid layers)

How they use energy
How They Use Energy

  • Bacteria have various relationships with oxygen. Some require it to live, others die if exposed to it.

    • Obligate aerobes- these bacteria require oxygen to undergo metabolism, just like humans. (ex. Mycobacterium tuberculosis)

    • Obligate anaerobes- these bacteria must live in the absence of oxygen, or die if exposed to it. (Ex. Clostridium botulinum - causes food poisoning and grows in canned goods not properly sterilized)

    • Facultative anaerobes- are able to function in different ways depending on their environment. They do not require oxygen to survive, but are not killed by its presence. They can live just about anywhere. (ex. E. coli - lives anaerobically in intestines and aerobically in sewage or contaminated water)

Movement of bacterial cells
Movement of Bacterial Cells

  • Some bacteria contain pili

    • extensions of the plasma membrane help bacteria stick to surfaces

  • Bacteria contain flagella

    • enable bacterial cells to move

Kingdom Archaebacteria: Live in Extreme Habitats

Bacillus infernus lives in deep sea vents in the ocean – obtains energy from Earth’s heat

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Kingdom Archaebacteria



Colonies of halophiles form a purple-red scum in these salt collection ponds of the Dead Sea

Colorful thermophiles grow in this hot spring.

Grand Prismatic Spring,

Yellowstone National Park, Wyoming Adam Jones

Kingdom Eubacteria

E-coli bacteria (yellow) on the head of a needle.




  • Bacteria are helpful and harmful organisms

    • Helpful:

      • Cheese, pickles, yogurt, and vinegar are produced as the results of metabolism by certain bacteria

      • Clean up oil spills

      • Aids in human digestion (E. coli) and other life processes

      • Carry out photosynthesis

      • Decomposers (recycle nutrients)

      • Fix Nitrogen (bacteria live on plant roots & turn nitrogen in air into forms that plants can use to make proteins)

    • Harmful:

      • Some bacteria cause disease (~½ of all human diseases are caused by bacteria)

      • Pathogen – Disease causing agent

Diseases caused by bacteria
Diseases Caused by Bacteria

  • Dental Plaque (film destroys tooth enamel)

  • Strep Throat

  • Pneumonia

  • Diphtheria (causes a false membrane to form in the respiratory system which blocks air passages)

  • Acne

Bacterial growth
Bacterial Growth

  • Bacterial growth can be slowed by cold temperatures.

  • Bacteria can be killed by:

    • Heat/ high temperatures

    • chemicals like

      • Bleach

      • Disinfectants

      • Alcohol

      • Antibiotics (medicines that kill bacteria)

Bacteria are everywhere!

On all surfaces, in liquids, in air, etc

Thankfully most are harmless!

Protista kingdom


Protista Kingdom

  • Cell Type: Eukaryotic

  • Cell wall: Cellulose (some)

  • Body Type: Unicellular and Multicellular

  • Nutrition: Autotrophic, Heterotrophic, Decomposers

  • Are Mobile (can move around)

  • Examples: paramecium, euglena,


How protists move
How Protists Move!!

  • Flagella- long, whiplike projections that allow a cell to move.

  • Cilia- short hair-like projections similar to flagella

  • Pseudopod- a temporary bulge of the cell membrane that fills with cytoplasm, means false foot.

Protists are either
Protists are either…

  • Animal-Like (Heterotrophic)

    • Classified by their movement

  • Plant-Like (Autotrophic)

    • Classified by their means of obtaining food

  • Fungus-Like (Decomposers)

    • Classified if they lack chitin in cell walls

Diseases associated with animal like protists
Diseases associated with animal-like protists

  • Malaria

    • Infected mosquito bites a human, its saliva contains sporozites which enters the blood stream , the sporozites (Plasmodium=no movement= parasitic) infects liver cells, cells burst releasing parasites into bloodstream

    • Causes severe chills and fever

  • African Sleeping Sickness

    • Transmitted by the tsetse fly

    • Causes fever, severe swelling of lymph nodes, causes insomnia, fatigue after parasite passes blood/brain barrier

    • Zooflagellate (flagella movement)

  • Amebic dysentery

    • an amoeba (sarcodine = pseudopod movement) forms infective cysts in stool

Plant like protists
Plant-Like Protists

  • Red

    • Brown

  • Green

    • Unicellular & Multicellular Algae:

      • Euglenophyte

      • Diatoms

    Makes agar

    - Dinoflagellates

    Makes food:

    ice cream


    RED TIDE – caused by dinoflagellates

    Texas gulf red tide – kills fish; latest affect on oyster harvesting

    Fungus like protists
    Fungus-Like Protists

    • Cellular slime mold Water Mold

    Called Fungus-like because they are heterotrophic and absorb nutrients from dead organic matter in a way similar to Fungi and lack chitin in their cell walls.

    * Acellular slime mold

    The great potato famine
    The Great Potato Famine

    • In 1846 in Ireland, a water mold (oomycete) attacked the potato crop by destroying ALL parts of the potato making it a spongy sac of dust and spores.

    • 1 million Irish ppl died of starvation/disease within 6 years!

    Fungi kingdom
    Fungi Kingdom

    • Cell Type: Eukaryotic

    • Cell wall contains Chitin

    • Body Type: Unicellular and Multicellular

    • Nutrition: Heterotrophic (digestive enzymes )

    • Are Immobile (cannot move round)

    • Examples: yeast, morel, earthstar puffball, bread mold (rhizophusstolonifer), mushrooms

    Grasshopper infected by a fungus
    Grasshopper infected by a fungus

    • Once the spores enter the insect's body, they multiply rapidly and digest body tissues

    • Where are the fruiting bodies?

    Harmful effects of fungi

    Harmful Effects of Fungi

    1 plant diseases from fungi
    1. Plant Diseases From Fungi

    • Corn Smut- destroys corn kernels

    • Mildews- infect a variety of fruits

    • Factors that increase fungal growth = High Humidity

    Examples of fungal diseases of plants: Wheat Rust (left), ergots on rye (right)

    Corn Smut

    2. Fungi will spoil food.

    Rhizopus - common bread mold

    3. Fungi cause Human Diseases:

    • Athlete's Foot

    • Ring Worm

      • (NOT A WORM AT ALL!)

    • -Yeast Infections

    Helpful effects for humans
    Helpful effects for Humans


    Bacteria Free Zone

    Bacteria Smear

    * Penicillin mold produces an antibiotic that destroys bacterial cell walls.

    Helpful to Humans

    2. Some are edible: some mushroom caps, morels, and truffles

    Pigs are used to smell out truffles

    Helpful to Humans

    Bleu Cheese

    • 3. Used in food production:

      • Cheeses such as Brie, Bleu cheese,

      • Camembert, & Roquefort

      • Bread, Beer, & Wine (Yeast – only unicellular fungus)

      • Soy sauce

      • Tofu


    Fungi are also helpful to the environment

    Fungi are also helpfulto the Environment!

    1. Fungi are decomposers,

    recycling organic matter.

    2. Lichen – has a symbiotic relationship (mutualistic) Fungus + Algae. - Fungus gets food from the algae -The algae get water and minerals from fungus

    3. Mycorrhizae – a symbiotic relationship (mutualistic) Fungus + Plant roots. Fungal hyphae extend into the soil and root, helping the plant absorb nutrients. Plant provides the fungi with the products of photosynthesis

    The last 2 roots on the far right do not have mycorrhizae.

    Plant roots covered with fungal hyphae which increases surface area for absorption.

    Plantae kingdom
    Plantae Kingdom

    • Cell Type: Eukaryotic

    • Cell wall contains Cellulose

    • Body Type: Multicellular

    • Nutrition: Autotrophic

    • Examples: corn, ferns, roses, pine tree

    Animalia kingdom
    Animalia Kingdom

    • Cell Type: Eukaryotic

    • Cell Wall: No Cell Wall

    • Body Type: Multicellular

    • Nutrition: Heterotrophic

    • Examples: invertebrates(worms, insects) and chordates(humans, dogs, sharks, fish,snakes)

    Invertebrate video….

    Body symmetry
    Body Symmetry

    Bilateral Symmetry – one plane of symmetry; definite right and left sides


    no front or back; no right or left side

    Radial Symmetry body parts repeat around the center

    Body plans
    Body Plans:

    Coelom – a fluid-filled body cavity that is lined with tissue derived from mesoderm.

    • Acoelomate – animal lacking a “coelom” or body cavity.


    • Coelomate – animal with a “coelom” or body cavity.

    Invertebrates animals with no backbone or vertebral column
    Invertebrates - Animals with no backbone or vertebral column

    Sponges: asymmetry & acoelomate

    • Worms: bilateral

    • Flatworms (acoelomate)

    • Roundworms (psuedocoelom)

    • Segmented

    • (true coelom)

    Cnidaria(jellyfish/coral/anemones): radial & acoelomate

    Lion’s mane jellyfish

    Purple jellyfish


    Elephantiasis caused by filarial worm in lymph nodes

    African Guinea Worm

    Many roundworms such as filarial worms, hookworms, and ascaris are parasitic and cause human diseases.

    Invertebrates animals with no backbone or vertebral column1

    http:// (insects) 1:14

    Invertebrates - Animals with no backbone or vertebral column

    • Arthropods: bilateral

    • Crustaceans (2 body segments)

    • Spiders & relatives (2 body segments)

    • Insects & relatives

    • (3 body segments)

    • Mollusks: bilateral & true coelom

    • Gastropods – no shell single shell (slug/snail)

    • Bivalves – two shells (clam/oyster)

    • Cephalopods – head attached to single “foot” which divides into tentacles (octopus/squid)

    Echinoderms(starfish/ sand dollar/sea urchin): radial & coelom & acoelomate


    Four structural characteristics set chordates apart from all other phyla:

    a hollow dorsal nerve cord

    a notochord (provides support (it acts like our backbone) and increases swimming efficiency)

    a pharyngeal gill slits (respiratory structures)

    postanal tail (follow the anus with a tail of variable length -again, an adaptation for locomotion).

    These attributes are always found in the larval forms or early embryo (although they may be absent in the adult).

    Important vocab
    Important Vocab.

    • Animals maintain/control their body temperature one of two ways:

      • Ectotherm – animals that rely on behavior and interactions with the environment

      • Endotherm – animals that generate their own body heat and control temp. from within


    http:// (fish intro)


    Class Agnathans(jawless fish)

    • Examples: lamprey, hagfish

    • Skeleton Type: fibers and cartilage

    • F - 2 chambered

    • Temperature control: ectotherm

    • Respiration: gills

      Class Chondrichthyes(cartilaginous fish)

    • Examples: sharks, skates, rays

    • Skeleton Type: cartilage

    • F - 2 chambered

    • Temperature control:ectotherm

    • Respiration: gills

      Class Osteictheys(bony fish)

    • Examples: goldfish, perch, bass, trout

    • Skeleton Type: hard, calcified tissue=bone

    • F - 2 chambered

    • Temperature control: ectotherm

    • Respiration: gills


    Leafy Sea dragon

    Chimaeras are known as ghost sharks because they live between 660 ft and 8,500 ft below the ocean floor!

    A shark goes through 20,000 teeth in its lifetime!!

    A skate is shown in the top picture with a stingray below

    Class amphibia double life
    Class between 660 ft and 8,500 ft below the ocean floor!Amphibia = “double life”

    • Examples: frogs, newts, salamander

    • The ancestors of today's amphibians were the first chordates to venture onto land

    • Two barriers, however, keep most amphibians from a totally terrestrial lifestyle: respiration and reproduction

    • F - 3 chambered (2 atria/1 ventricle)

    • Temperature control: ectotherm\

    • Respiration: young=gills/skin


    Examples: frogs, newts, salamander (life intro) (pebble frog)

    Class reptilia
    Class between 660 ft and 8,500 ft below the ocean floor!Reptilia

    • Examples: snakes, lizards, iguanas

    • F - 3 chambered except crocodiles with 4 chambered

    • Temperature control:


    • Respiration: lungs (Basilisk Lizard)

    Green Sea Turtles in between 660 ft and 8,500 ft below the ocean floor!Tortuguero

    Snakes are carnivorous and stretch their jaws to consume their prey whole.

    The sex of a crocodile is determined by temperature during wk 2-3 of the 2 mo. incubation, with females produced at 82-86 F, and males produced at 90 F and 93 F.

    (Opp. for turtles)

    Class aves birds
    Class Aves their prey whole.(birds) (intro)

    • Examples: chickens, penguins, cardinals, ostrich

    • F - 4 chambered

    • Temperature control:


    • Respiration: lungs

    Hollow bones for flight

    Class mammalia
    Class their prey whole.Mammalia (intro)

    • Examples: cats, whales, gorillas, zebras, humans

    • F - 4 chambered (2 atria/2 ventricle)

    • Temperature control:


    • Respiration: lungs (meerkat)

    Mammalia reproduction diversity
    Mammalia their prey whole. Reproduction Diversity

    • Monotreme– “egg-laying mammal”; like reptiles except after eggs hatch the young is nourished by mother’s milk

      • Only 3 species exist: duckbill platypus, 2 spiny anteaters

    • Marsupial – bear live young that complete their development in an external pouch

      • Kangaroos, koalas, wombats

    • Placental – nutrients, O2, CO2, wastes are exchanged b/n embryo and mother through placenta

      • Elephants, rabbits, humans