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Biology 10 - Introductory Biology

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Classification of Microorganisms

Review on your own Chapter 1, pp. 1-25, "Microbes in Our Lives" 

The objective is to understand the following:

         The Study of phylogenetic relationships

o        The three domains

o        A phylogenetic hierarchy

         Classification of organisms

o        Scientific nomenclature

o        The taxonomic hierarchy

o        Classification of prokaryotes

o        Classification of eukaryotes

o        Classification of viruses

Study Questions:                                    

  1. Define taxonomy, taxon, and phylogeny.
  2. Discuss the limitations of a two-kingdom classification system.
  3. Identify the contributions of Linnaeus, Hooke, van Leeuwenhoek, Pasteur, Koch, Whittaker, and Woese.
  4. Discuss the advantages of the three-domain system.
  5. List the characteristics of the Bacteria, Archaea, and Eukarya domains.
  6. Differentiate among eukaryotic, prokaryotic, and viral species.
  7. Explain why scientific names are used.
  8. List the major taxa.
  9. Differentiate between culture, clone, and strain.
  10. List the major characteristics used to differentiate the three kingdoms of multicellular Eukarya.
  11. Define protist.
  12. Explain the purpose of Bergey's Manual.
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