Thursday, May 16, 2013

Toxonomy, The Grouping Of Organisms With Common Characteristics

Many academic disciplines make use of the word, taxonomy including: education, business, chemistry, and biology, although the term is not limited to these fields.  Emerging from the Latin word meaning to rank or appraise, biologic taxonomy endeavours to make more explicit the relationship of one biological organism to another.  There are several approaches by which scientists may do this.  The standard rank ordering of plants and animals includes the categories: kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus, and species.  In the case of haskap, they are a part of the larger kingdom of plants, and narrows down to lonicerea...edible blue honeysuckle - a specific grouping (i.e. a species) which is distinguishable by certain readily recognizable characteristics that are common to any and all of these plants.  Furthermore, different varieties exist within this species...Tundra, Borealis, etc..

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