Campbell Biology (10th Edition)

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ISBN 10: 0321775651
ISBN 13: 978-0-32177-565-8

Chapter 1 - 1.2 - Concept Check: 1

Answer

A mailing address is analogous to biology’s hierarchical taxonomic system in that both are grouping systems of “increasing breadth.” Taxonomy classification is based on domains, kingdoms, phyla, classes, orders, families, genus, and lastly, species. An address classification is based on states, cities, streets, and finally, a building/house number.

Work Step by Step

In both cases, each level of organization becomes gradually more and more specific until only one possible object is left that can be described by the classification.
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