Systematics logoSubject: Biology    Exam: CMC Vellore

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Remembering the division of the animal kingdom (in order)
Kingdom, Phylum, Class, Order, Family, Genus, Species
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Aristotle has been viewed upon as the Founder of classical taxonomy, whereas Carolus Linnaeus, as the Founder of modern or contemporary taxonomy.
Charaka, the founder of Ayurveda, classified an number of animals and plants in Charaka Sanghita authorized by him on Indian medicine.
John Ray introduced the term species to denote on kind of organisms.
Individuals of one species are structurally similar and capable of reproducing between themselves producing fertile progeny, though the organisms of one species can not reproduce with those of the other species and if they do then, the progeny is sterile (Biological Species Concept). Reproductive isolation is key to the maintenance of a species as an identity.
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