Back to Course

SS1: BIOLOGY - 1ST TERM

0% Complete
0/0 Steps
  1. Introduction to Biology | Week 1
    6 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  2. Recognizing Living Things | Week 2
    3 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  3. Organisation of Life | Week 3
    3 Topics
  4. Classification of Living Organisms | Week 4
    7 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  5. Kingdom Prokaryotae / Monera & Kingdom Protista | Week 5
    3 Topics
    |
    3 Quizzes
  6. Kingdom Fungi & Kingdom Plantae | Week 6
    9 Topics
    |
    2 Quizzes
  7. Kingdom Animalia I | Week 7
    6 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  8. Kingdom Animalia II | Week 8
    5 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  9. The Cell | Week 9
    3 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  10. The Cell Structure and Functions | Week 10
    4 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  11. The Cell and its Environment | Week 11
    4 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz
  12. Nutrition in Plants | Week 12
    4 Topics
    |
    1 Quiz



  • Do you like this content?

  • Follow us

Lesson Progress
0% Complete

A large variety of living things share very common features, which are then used by biologists to classify them into main groups. These groups can be further divided and subdivided on progressively less significant features.

Living things are first divided/separated into large groups called kingdoms. Kingdoms are further divided into phyla. Each phylum is divided into classes, each class into orders, each order into families, families into genus and genus into species.

A species is a population of related organisms that can interbreed to produce fertile offspring. 
A genus is a group of related species.
A family is a group of related genera.
An order is a group of related families.
A class is a group of related orders.
A phylum is a group of related classes. 

Scientifically, every organism is given two names, the first name is the generic name which begins with a capital letter and a specie name which begins with a small letter and both must be underlined when handwritten, or printed in italics to indicate their Latin origin. This is known as BINOMIALNOMENCLATURE e.g. the scientific name for housefly is Musca domestica or Musca domestica  

Musca domestica
Musca domestica – Housefly 
taxonomic grouping
The arrangement of organisms in Hierarchy from the highest to the lowest.

Responses

Your email address will not be published.

back-to-top
error: