Microbiology Chapter 9

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Microbiology
Chapter 9
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taxonomy

the science of classification

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carolus linnaeus

father of taxonomy

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binomial nomenclature

two-name system

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dichotomous key

paired statements describing characteristics of organisms

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Three-Domain classification system:

bacteria (eubacteria)
archea (archeabacteria)
eukarya (eukaryotes

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bacterial taxonomy

difficult to group bacteria

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type strain

first described strain of a species

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American Type Culture Collection

preserves many type cultures

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Bergey's Manual of Determinative Bacteriology

standard reference on the identification of bacteria