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practice of classifying plants and animals according to their presumed natural relationships
sweedish botanist who developed the first successful system for classifying living things into similar groups
Classification system in which each species is assigned a two-part scientific name
A series of paired statements that describe the physical characteristics of different organisms
How is a scientific name written
The first word is the genus and is always capitalized. The second word refers to the particular species and is not capitalized. It must be written in italics, underlined, or distinctive print
How are taxonomic keys useful
taxonomic keys are useful tools for determining the identity of oganisms
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