Biology 1A    Sept 24, 1998
Lecture 8 - Systematics

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I. Nomenclature is the science of naming organisms. II. Taxonomy is the science of the classification of organisms. III. Systematics is the science of the relationships of organisms. IV. Phylogenetics is the science of the pattern of evolution.


anagenesis family phylogenetics
analogy genus (genera) phylum
binomial hierarchy plesiomorphy
cladistics homology polyphyletic
cladogenesis identification speciation
class kingdom species
classification monophyletic synapomorphy
convergent evolution nomenclature systematics
division order taxon (taxa)
epithet paraphyletic taxonomy

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