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Help: Classification of organisms

Post by Avalbane » Thu Dec 08, 2005 11:04 pm

I missed my Biology class yesterday, so I copied the notes the class took from my desk partner. The notes were on classifing organisms. I don't know if his notes were incomplete or that I just don't understand his notes, but his notes read:
Classes:
1. 3 Domain
2. 5 Kingdom
3. 2 Empire

I understand what the domain, kingdom, and empire are, but I don't get the numbers former to domain, kingdom, or empire.

It would be quite nice if you could explain this for me.

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Post by Avalbane » Sat Dec 10, 2005 8:14 pm

I'm going to guess that the number signifies how many of each there are. Ah, well, thanks anyway.
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Post by Bio-Hazard » Sat Dec 10, 2005 9:13 pm

http://en.wikipedia.org/wiki/Five-kingdom_system

I always think of the five-kingdom system.. however as biology has progreseed

Woese (1990)
Three domains

seems to be the current trend.

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Post by Avalbane » Mon Dec 12, 2005 11:44 pm

Oh, I get it.
So these classes are the three ways to classify organism, the three systems or schemes (if you will) are used to organize organisms. The number is used to denotate how many classifications are in each.

Ahh, I see. Thanks! :0)
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