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classifying organisms based on common characteristics...

Post by caite » Fri Jun 10, 2005 1:29 pm

What are the main characteristics according to you? 8)

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The main characteristics

Post by victor » Fri Jun 10, 2005 1:38 pm

Hmm...I can't say for sure because the are many ways to classify organisms. Example, we can classify animals become vertebrates and invertebrates (from their backbone) then from invertebrates we can classify them into protozoans, poriferas, coelenteratas, vermes, arthropodes..etc (from their body structure)
Well, from the examples above we can see that there are many ways to classify organisms because they have some common thing between each other and eanble us to make a classification for them.. :wink:

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Post by MrMistery » Fri Jun 10, 2005 9:50 pm

Like vitor said, it depends. If you are classifing bacteria or plants the characteristics will be different. Also, the characteristics will vary along with the detail you are clasifying something in
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Post by b_d_41501 » Fri Jun 10, 2005 10:52 pm

I think it is impossible to classify organisms based only on characteristics. I think they should be grouped more by genetic code similarities than anything.
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Post by MrMistery » Sat Jun 11, 2005 5:26 pm

Genetic material is one of the main characteristics :wink:
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Post by b_d_41501 » Sat Jun 11, 2005 6:33 pm

I thought he meant only physical ones.
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