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Postby uchiha_sasuke » Thu Mar 02, 2006 11:20 am

could anyone please tell me what the heck these are? It's my assignment and I need to report it in class and I want it to report briefly. my teacher says so too. please help me!

a. science of taxonomy
b. classification
c. Linnear System of Classification
d. Binomial nomenclature

please help me! anyone! please! I really need it! please take pity of me! HELP!!!!!!!
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Postby BillyJoe » Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:10 pm

taxonomy= It provides an orderly basis for the naming of organisms and for placing organisms into categories

classification= grouping of organism by their relationship. reasons for classification are:

1. to establish the criteria for identifying organisms

2. to arrange related organism into groups (you need to know who belongs where)

3. to provide important information on how organisms evolved


Linnear System of Classification =the name of the system that Carolus Linnaeus invented by using binomial nomenclature


Binomial nomenclature=the system still used today to name all living things. A two name system in which the first word is the genus and the second word is the species
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Postby uchiha_sasuke » Thu Mar 02, 2006 12:27 pm

thanks very much! but could you give me a real brief discussion about it? i mean, could you please give me a real long one (if you can) so that i can add some more ideas that i have in my report? i really need it. thanks very much.

thanks a lot!
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Postby canalon » Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:00 pm

How much do you pay?
More seriously, don't you think that you can do your homework yourself? Billy Joe gave you quite a good start. Now maybe you can go on the wikipedia or look up the web to have more ideas.
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Postby BillyJoe » Thu Mar 02, 2006 1:22 pm

in a nutshell

In taxonomy science, accurate and standarized names are essential. All chemists must mean the same thing when they talk about an element or a compound; physicist must agree on terms when they discuss matter or energy; and biologist must agree on the names of organisms, whether they are elephants or bacteria.

Another important aspect of taxonomy is that it makes use of, and makes sence of, the fundamental concepts of unity and diversity among living things.

Naming and organizing things help us to understand our world and to communicate with other about it.
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Postby uchiha_sasuke » Fri Mar 03, 2006 11:10 am

I don't pay. and if i do, how the hell am i supposed to send it? anyways, i've already tried searching in wikipedia, no thank you! I have searched there and it seems that it is not complete. what i mean is i didn't find much about c. Linnear System of Classification, much to my disappointment. moreover, yahoo doesn't give me much too, and also ask jeeves, google, yehey, and other sites more, i shan't give all the sites i know :wink: . i might give away my most trusted search engines. anyway, i just want some more ideas. then i'll start my report ON MY OWN. happy now Canalon? and for your information, i can do my homework myself. i have already explained why i'm asking for additional ideas. anyways, i now have all the ideas i need thanks to BillyJoe. Sorry to offend you Canalon but i just want to tell you that i am only wanting one more single detail and i'm done. By now, i don't need anymore. I'm already starting my report and i'm making about......i know you're not interested on how many pages i have but to tell you so as to prove you that i just need the ideas BillyJoe wrote, i have succeeded to make about 10 pages at the moment. i still have to summarize it though. so there.

Thanks anyways.
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Postby mith » Fri Mar 03, 2006 9:59 pm

There's no need to be rude. And I highly doubt that there isn't more than enough information on wikipedia. Perhaps it didn't work because your terms aren't the exact terms used in the encyclopedia. For instance I found the system of taxononmy under an article named "scientific classification"
http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Scientific_classification
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Postby uchiha_sasuke » Sun Mar 05, 2006 8:56 am

thanks all the same. i know i've been rude. i just felt a little taken aback. anyways, thanks again.
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Postby semi-fly » Sun Jul 30, 2006 11:59 pm

Since this is somewhat of a taxonomy related question could someone tell me if there is a specific way you need to write/format a genus and species, like underlining, or capitalization?

Example:
Felis catus
Sturnella magna
Sturnella neglecta
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Postby damien james » Mon Jul 31, 2006 12:51 am

Like this

Felis catus

Or if hand written

Felis catus
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Postby canalon » Mon Jul 31, 2006 2:08 am

Or on a more general way
genus: in italics (or underlined in handwriting) with a capital.
species: in italics, no cap
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Postby Mafer » Tue Aug 01, 2006 3:31 pm

Yes, I think it's in any book, man! You can just borrow some of it, ( actually on eis enough, though more, if you think you might want to get more details or accurately), and all is there. Almost all Biology book for A-level have this topic, you can try higher level, and I believe there will be more details.
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