Tag: Taxonomy

Taxonomy

Taxonomy All living things (organisms) have seven characteristics in common. They all: 1. Reproduce– produce an offspring (organism of its own kind) 2. Feed/need nutrients– make their own food (plants), or consume readymade food as a source of energy 3. Respire– release energy from food with the aid/use of oxygen 4. Grow– increase in size…...

Taxonomy

The classification of organisms began long ago by the Greek philosopher Aristotle who grouped animals and plants into basic groups called genera. The singular is genus. The word species came into being later on when scientists added a set of descriptive terms to a particular genus when they wanted to describe a specific organism. Carolus…...