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  Scientific classification
Scientific classification refers to how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms.
Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy or biological systematics.
Advances in classification due to the work of entomologists and the first microscopists is due to the research of people like Marcello Malpighi (1628 - 1694), Jan Swammerdam (1637 - 1680), and Robert Hooke (1635 - 1702).
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  Scientific classification - Wikipedia, the free encyclopedia
Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms (as opposed to folk taxonomy).
Scientific classification belongs to the science of taxonomy or biological systematics.
Advances in classification due to the work of entomologists and the first microscopists is due to the research of people like Marcello Malpighi (1628–1694), Jan Swammerdam (1637–1680), and Robert Hooke (1635–1702).
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 Classification - MSN Encarta
Classification, in biology, identification, naming, and grouping of organisms into a formal system based on similarities such as internal and external anatomy, physiological functions, genetic makeup, or evolutionary history.
In the classification of animals, bacteria, protists (unicellular organisms, such as amoebas, with characteristics of both plants and animals), and fungi, classes are grouped into phyla (see Phylum), while plant classes are grouped into divisions.
Classification is one of the oldest sciences, but despite its age it is still a vigorous field full of new discoveries and methods.
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 Learn more about Scientific classification in the online encyclopedia.   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Scientific classification refers to how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms.
Modern classification has its roots in the system of Carl Linnaeus, who grouped species according to shared physical characteristics.
It also differs also from classification based on ad hoc "key characters." Cladists avail themselves of all the types of evidence available, including DNA sequences and hybridization studies, biochemistry, and traditional morphology.
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 Scientific Classification — FactMonster.com
Classification, or taxonomy, is a system of categorizing living things.
Classification of the Dinosaurs - Classification of the Dinosaurs Dinosaurs (“terrible lizards”) belong to a large group...
Classifying Animals - Classifying Animals The inventor of modern scientific classification was Carolus Linnaeus...
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 Scientific classification
This convention is now referred to as binomial nomenclature, and the name formed from the two parts is known as the scientific name of a species.
Meanwhile, at the top of the hierarchy of classification, there has movement towards a three domain system.
This approach differs from that of phenetics, which does not address ancestry and associates species based on overall similarity, and it differs also from classification based on ad hoc "key characters." Cladists avail themselves of all types of information available, including DNA sequences and hybridization studies, biochemistry, and traditional morphology.
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 CLASSIFICATION   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Scientific Classification is a method scientists have developed to arrange all of the world's organisms in related groups.
The coyote is Canis latrans, and the gray wolf is Canis lupus.
Modern classifications are based on more microscopic structural and biochemical characteristics, as well as on presumed evolutionary relationships among the organisms.
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 Scientific Classification
Binomial Classification Early on in naming species taxonomists realized that there would have to be a universal system of nomenclature.
Binomial classification in its simplest form is a way of naming a species by means of two names both in Latin.
In Binomial classification the first name, which begins with a capital letter is known as the Genus it is always capitalized.
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 Irreal (Re)views 1: Defining Irrealism: Scientific Development and Allegorical Possibility by Dean Swinford
In narratological classification, as in scientific classification, works are grouped according to a significant number of shared features or characteristics.
While scientists may be more assured about the validity of classification, literary theorists are perhaps more adept at recognizing new species upon their initial mutations, at the moment they distinguish themselves, whether through extra limbs or multicolored markings or imposing chelicerae, from whatever else used to wriggle through the decaying leaves lining the forest floor.
However, the shortcomings of classification reveal the attraction and validity of attempts to define Irrealism as a prominent mode of expression characteristic of the postmodern.
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 Human Resources (Employment, General) - Professional and Scientific Staff (III-3)
While those professional and scientific staff members at the University not engaged in scientific research usually are able to work a fairly predictable schedule, the nature of scientific research often precludes establishment of a fixed work schedule.
The University of Iowa classification system was established to meet the needs for employing staff with the appropriate mix of skills to meet the multiple missions of all University entities and to ensure that staff are appropriately and equitably recognized for their contributions.
The University of Iowa classification system was established to meet the needs for employing staff with the appropriate mix of skills to meet the multiple missions of all University entities and to ensure that staff members are appropriately and equitably recognized for their contributions.
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 Reference.com/Encyclopedia/Scientific classification
Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms.
The next major advance in developing scientific classification was made by the Swiss professor, Conrad von Gesner (1516–1565).
For a scientific name to be correctly written, the genus name must be capitalized, the species epithet must be in lower case and an author label and publication details have to be added.
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 Scientific classification information - Search.com
Scientific classification or biological classification is how biologists group and categorize extinct and living species of organisms (as opposed to folk taxonomy).
Advances in classification due to the work of entomologists and the first microscopists is due to the research of people like Marcello Malpighi (1628–1694), Jan Swammerdam (1637–1680), and Robert Hooke (1635–1702).
The usual classifications of five species follow: the fruit fly so familiar in genetics laboratories (Drosophila melanogaster), humans (Homo sapiens), the peas used by Gregor Mendel in his discovery of genetics (Pisum sativum), the "fly agaric" mushroom Amanita muscaria, and the bacterium Escherichia coli.
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 Scientific Classification
Binomial Classification Early on in naming species taxonomists realized that there would have to be a universal system of nomenclature.
Binomial classification in its simplest form is a way of naming a species by means of two names both in Latin.
In Binomial classification the first name, which begins with a capital letter is known as the Genus it is always capitalized.
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 Scientific Classification
The recognition that the act of making nursing work visible is both scientific and strategical work is vital to the future development of the nursing profession.
In scientific classification, the terms shrimp, lobster, and crayfish do not refer to definite decapod groups.
Because the zoological classification has little to do with the size or habitat, common names are hard to reconcile with scientific ones.
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 Georgia Wildlife Web Site; Classification of animals   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Modern scientific taxonomy is based on physical characteristics (such as teeth, skin, fur, feather, or scale patterns, size, or the structure of body parts) and on genetic characteristics.
Scientific names represent biological relationships and are assigned to animals after careful study of each species.
To reduce this confusion, lists of scientific and common names and field guides such as those sponsored by The Audubon Society or published in the Peterson Field Guides series include scientific names to indicate the animal's scientific classification as well as common names.
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 Scientific Classification of Living Organisms and Naming Effects
The amount and type of information that separates the other levels of classification varies widely, and occasionally the more specific level does not divide the more general level at all (i.e., all members of the more general level are also members of the more specific level).
The latter classification suggests that if two organisms have a high enough level of genetic or morphological similarity, they should share a species, not genus; by these measures, the dingo is very similar to dogs and more similar to dogs than wolves.
However, the former classification suggests the split is made along behavioral or familiarity lines, since although both the dingo and wolf can interbreed with dogs, the usual distinction of species, the domesticated behavior and familiar presence of dogs sets them apart from their canine relatives.
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 classification
Classification of living things is called "Taxonomy." This is when scientists put organisms into groups when they have things in common.
Below are two examples of classifications that are found at the bottom of the Eastern Gray Squirrel page and the White Oak Page.
Once you learn how classification works, it is easy to study a group of organisms and it is fun to compare them.
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 Scientific Classification of living creatures
Classification is the way in which all living things are placed into larger and larger groups or catetories that share similarities and a common ancestry.
The genus is the first part of the scientific name of a species.
The species is the second part of the scientific name of a species.
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 Systematics (Scientific Names)   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Systematics is often used synonymously with "taxonomy" and scientific classification." However, taxonomy is the describing, identifying, classifying, and naming of organisms.
Classification is focused on categorizing organisms within specific groups that show their relationships to other organisms.
Scientific classifications are aids in recording and reporting information to other scientists and to laymen.
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 classification   (Site not responding. Last check: 2007-10-06)
Classification of living things is called "Taxonomy." This is when scientists put organisms into groups when they have things in common.
Below are two examples of classifications that are found at the bottom of the Eastern Gray Squirrel page and the White Oak Page.
Once you learn how classification works, it is easy to study a group of organisms and it is fun to compare them.
fcps.k12.va.us /StratfordLandingES/Ecology/mpages/classification.htm   (534 words)

  
 Security Classification of Information, volume 2 (Quist), Chapter Seven
The appropriate classification level would be expected to usually be determined by the information disclosure risks because those risks largely determine the magnitude of the net damage that could be caused by such disclosure.
The higher percentage of original classification decisions at the Confidential level, as compared with the percentage of derivative classification decisions at that level, is attributed to the fact that the Department of State treats all of its classification decisions as original and classifies most of these (80%) at the Confidential level [ibid., p.
The Task Force was inclined to the view that the classification category [sic] of "Confidential," as applied at present to research and development not bearing immediately on field problems of military interest, is probably useless, or even detrimental, for it prevents normal diffusion of information without providing a really effective barrier to leaks.
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 Islands Live Teacher's Guide - Ocean Creature Classification
In this activity, students will learn about the scientific classification of organisms and compare their own classification of a group of organisms to the scientifically accepted one.
Introduce students to the process of scientific classification by having them develop their own taxonomic key for classifying a group of common objects-shoes.
Have students work in small groups to practice scientific classification while becoming familiar with some of the common types of organisms that inhabit a typical coral reef.
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 Wolf Source » classification
Scientific classification also called biological classification is how biologists categorize and group species of organisms.
Scientific classification can also be called scientific taxonomy.
Our current day classification system was created by Swedish botanist Carolus Linnaeaus in 1757; this is what we refer to as Taxonomy.
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 FOR-61: Scientific Classification of Trees: An Introduction for Wood Workers
This publication will introduce the reader to the science of taxonomy, that is, the practice of classifying and assigning living things to groups based on their similarities in anatomical structures.
Organisms are assigned scientific names because of the confusion of using common names and because of the many different languages spoken throughout the world.
The important thing is that, regardless of the language the scientist uses for communication, the scientific names chosen for all classified living organisms are the same worldwide.
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