Classification of microorganisms
Download
1 / 12

Classification of Microorganisms - PowerPoint PPT Presentation


  • 141 Views
  • Uploaded on

Classification of Microorganisms. Putting Bugs in Boxes. Taxonomy. Taxonomy The science of classifying organisms Provides universal names for organisms Provides a reference for identifying organisms. Taxonomy. Systematics or phylogeny The study of the evolutionary history of organisms

loader
I am the owner, or an agent authorized to act on behalf of the owner, of the copyrighted work described.
capcha
Download Presentation

PowerPoint Slideshow about ' Classification of Microorganisms' - iola-alexander


An Image/Link below is provided (as is) to download presentation

Download Policy: Content on the Website is provided to you AS IS for your information and personal use and may not be sold / licensed / shared on other websites without getting consent from its author.While downloading, if for some reason you are not able to download a presentation, the publisher may have deleted the file from their server.


- - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - E N D - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - - -
Presentation Transcript
Classification of microorganisms

Classification of Microorganisms

Putting Bugs in Boxes


Taxonomy
Taxonomy

  • Taxonomy

    • The science of classifying organisms

    • Provides universal names for organisms

    • Provides a reference for identifying organisms


Taxonomy1
Taxonomy

  • Systematics or phylogeny

    • The study of the evolutionary history of organisms

  • All Species Inventory (2001-2025)

    • To identify all species of life on Earth




Endosymbiont theory
Endosymbiont Theory

Figure 10.2

Figure 10.3



Taxonomic hierarchy
Taxonomic Hierarchy

Figure 10.5


Species definition
Species Definition

  • Eukaryotic species:

    • A group of closely related organisms that breed among themselves

  • Prokaryotic species:

    • A population of cells with similar characteristics

    • Clone: Population of cells derived from a single cell

    • Strain: Genetically different cells within a clone

  • Viral species:

    • Population of viruses with similar characteristics that occupies a particular ecological niche



Identification methods
Identification Methods

  • Morphological characteristics: Useful for identifying eukaryotes

  • Differential staining: Gram staining, acid-fast staining

  • Biochemical tests: Determines presence of bacterial enzymes

Figure 10.8



ad