What’s in a name ?
- Taxonomy was descoverd by carl Linnaeus in 18th century .
- In 1996, deadly fungus in wheat crops in some part of USA was found and was known as tilletia indica which causes karnal bunt infection.
- By this information it is believed that many species have been descovering daily .
- Carl von linnaeus is considered as the “father of Taxonomy “for his extensive work on correlation, identification and classification of living organisms.
- Charles darwin is known as the “father of evolution”
- Robert whittaker is kniwn for his proposal of five-kingdom taxonomic classification.(monera, protista, fungi, plantae,animalia).
- Ersnt haeckel is famous in the field of evolution for hid recapitulation theory which states that ontogeny recaitulates phylogeny.
- TAXONOMY—- the study of identification, classification and naming a living organism is termed as taxonomy .
- This involves categorising organisms based on their similarities and groupinh them into appreciate gruops called TAXA (singular: TAXON).
- PHYLOGENETICS— Phylogenetics is the study of evolutinary relationship between taxa.
- Nomenclature in biology, is a system of naming living organisms such that a particular organism is known by the same name all over the world .
- CLASSIFICATION—- classification is the process by which anything is grouped into convenient categories based on some easily observable characters .