2nd October 2019

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How do we classify organisms?

All living organisms are classified into groups based on very basic, shared characteristics. Organisms within each group are then further divided into smaller groups. The classification of living things includes 7 levels: kingdom, phylum, classes, order, families, genus, and species .

What are the levels of classifying organisms?

A hierarchical system is used for classifying organisms to the species level. This system is called taxonomic classification. The broadest classifications are by domain and kingdom; the most specific classification is by genus and species. The hierarchical groupings in between include phylum, class, family, and order.
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