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Steps of Taxonomy - Practice Questions & MCQ

Edited By admin | Updated on Sep 18, 2023 18:34 AM | #NEET

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  • Steps of Taxonomy is considered one of the most asked concept.

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Nomenclature is governed by certain universal rules.

Which one of the following is contrary to the rules of nomenclature?

Nomenclature is governed by certain universal rules. Which one of the following is contrary to the rules of nomenclature?

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Steps of Taxonomy

The steps or processes of taxonomy includes characterization, identification, classification and nomenclature. 

  • Characterization includes noting down of all the observable characteristics of an organism.
  • Identification includes a comparison of all the characters with known species and based on these identifying the species. 
  • Classification is the arrangement of organisms into categories or groups on the basis of their similarities and differences in certain fundamental characters. Then a hierarchy of categories is raised. The various categories are kingdom, phylum or division, class, order, family, genus and species.
  • Nomenclature is the science of giving a suitable name to an organism. Nomenclature is done on the basis of rules and conventions of nomenclature. Organisms are generally given two types of names i.e. vernacular or common names and scientific names.

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