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Question about Phylum And DIvision

Postby Liquidpyro » Mon Mar 13, 2006 5:10 pm

Hey I have a question in a class i am taking and I was wondering if i could get some help with it....

The question is as follows

Explain the relationship between a phylum and a division.

Any help would be appreciated hopefully before 12:45 am central time
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Postby mith » Tue Mar 14, 2006 12:26 am

umm, look up taxonomy?
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Postby army » Tue Mar 14, 2006 1:41 am

That's really basic knowledge, I think. You make me a bit surprised by asking that. Anyway, I hope my explanation will help you. It will be too late, though.

Notice this taxonomy hierarchy:

animal taxonomy: kingdom->phylum->classis->ordo->family->genus->species

plant taxonomy: kingdom->divisio->classis->ordo->family->genus->species

phylum and divisio are in the same level. But they are used for different frame. We use phylum for animal kingdom, and divisio for plant. E.g. Phylum Nemathelminthes, Divisio of Spermatophyta. I dunno why it is so. No idea what urgencies behind those different term. I need further search for that, I think. I never even inquire.

thanks for you.
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Postby David George » Tue Mar 14, 2006 6:43 am

Phylum applies for animals and division applies for plants but both demarcates the same.
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