The study of the diversity of organisms and their relationships to one another
the study of classification of our world including its procedures and rules
When writing a species by hand what should be included?
Generic Name (capitalized and underlined)
specific epithet (lower case underlined)
Type of keys in which the user moves through a series of contrasting, paired statements until a name is reached
Type of key that uses important, non superficial characteristics of the item or organism that are often not easily distinguishable by a non specialist but, are highly useful in creating dichotomy in the key
Type of key that is more superficial
the science that describes and reconstructs patterns of genetic relationships among species of organisms and those in higher taxa
Father of cladistics
on a cladogram, all the taxa that are descended from the ancestor are called the..
a derived character state of the taxon that has evolved only within the taxon in question
a derived character shared by two or more taxa.
a character state shared with all the other members of the clade
the part of the experiment that the scientist changes or manipulates
the part of the experiment that changes because of the chande in the other variable
the group of subjects that receive the treatment
the group of subjects where the independent variable is set to normal (not changed)
part of experiment deliberately designed to produce a positive result
part of the experiment deliberately designed to produce a negative result
All of the factors that are kept equal in the experiment and control gropus are called...
Name the 6 parts of a well-designed experiment
1. An independent variable
2. A dependent variable
3. An experimental group
4. A control group
5. A large sample size
6. A well defined experiment
Name the taxonomic hierarchy