Unit 14: Classification

Why do biologists classify organisms, and how do they do it?

  1. Life is classified according to similarities in characteristics
  2. Binomial Nomenclature provides each species with a unique name
  3. Classification systems become progressively more inclusive
  4. The atmosphere of early earth was made up of water, methane, ammonia, and carbon dioxide
  5. The first life arose from simple chemicals

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Biology Units

  1. The Nature of Science
  2. Population Ecology
  3. The Chemistry of Life
  4. The Structure and Function of Cells
  5. Cellular Respiration and Photosynthesis
  1. DNA
  2. Protein Synthesis
  3. Cell Cycle and Mitosis Meiosis
  4. Classical Genetics
  5. Midterm Exam Review
  1. Genetic Engineering
  2. Human Inheritance
  3. Evolution
  4. Classification
  5. Viruses
  1. Bacteria
  2. Protista and Fungi
  3. Plants
  4. Animals
  5. Final Exam Review