Classification of living organisms – species, Biology

Classification of Living Organisms – Species

You have by now already come across the word 'species'. The word has a definite meaning in biology. Although the living world is vast and variable, scientists recognise well-defined forms or kinds of animals and plants. These kinds are the species (singular also 1s species). Ernst Mayr (1969) in his Principles of Systematic Zoology, has given a good definition for species. According to him. "Species is a group of actually or potentially interbreeding natural populations that are reproductively isolated from other such groups".

However, in a great many cases this stringent definition or criteria cannot be applied, and so in practice the identification and description of species is largely based on morphological and anatomical features. Normally the species is the lowest category of grouping used in taxonomy.

Posted Date: 1/12/2013 3:16:30 AM | Location : United States







Related Discussions:- Classification of living organisms – species, Assignment Help, Ask Question on Classification of living organisms – species, Get Answer, Expert's Help, Classification of living organisms – species Discussions

Write discussion on Classification of living organisms – species
Your posts are moderated
Related Questions
what are diploblastic organisms?

Criteria of Essentiality Amon and Stout as early as 1939, suggested certain criteria that an element must fulfil in order to be classified as essential. These criteria are lis

Explain the Completed Test - Most Probable Number Test? Coliform colonies on EMB or Endo agar are further examined by completed test by inoculating lactose broth and nutrient a

i need to complete a model on loop analysis Java and answer questions on my assignment sheet....any experts to help me do my lab homework?


biology ofr this

F a t cow syndrome Fat cow syndrome, also known as fatty infiltration of liver, is a highly fatal disease in high yielding dairy animals that occurs a few days before or afte

Explain about Cyanocobalamin Cyanocobalamin occurs as dark red crystals or as a crystalline hygroscopic powder of the same colour without odour and taste. Upon standing in the

Symbiotic interaction - Biological Stress Presence of symbiotic microorganism can result in differential growth stimulation of those plants which can recognise the beneficial

Which of the structures are (a) in plant and animal cells, (b) in plant cells but not in animal cells? a) Plant and animal cells having cytoplasm, cell membrane, mitochondria,