Chapter 20 Section 1: Biology
Grouping together of objects or information based on similarities.
Branch of biology dealing with grouping and naming organisms based on their similarities, chemical makeup, and evolutionary relationships.
First word of the two-part scientific name used to classify a group of closely related species.
Two-word classification on system originated by Carolus Linnaeus for naming species; the first word is the genus name and the second word is the descriptive name of specific epithet.
Taxonomic grouping of closely relates genera.
Taxonomic grouping of closely related families.
Taxonomic grouping of relates orders.
Taxonomic grouping of related classes.
Taxonomic grouping of related phyla.
Taxonomic grouping of relates classes for plant; the equivalent category of phylum in animal taxonomy.
The highest level of taxonomic rank organisms in which there are 3 groupings: Archaea, Bacteria, and Eukarya.
Evolutionary history of a species based on comparative relationships of structures, and comparisons of modern life forms with fossils.