classifying organisms based on common characteristics…

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    • #1129
      caite
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      What are the main characteristics according to you? 8)

    • #24181
      victor
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      Hmm…I can’t say for sure because the are many ways to classify organisms. Example, we can classify animals become vertebrates and invertebrates (from their backbone) then from invertebrates we can classify them into protozoans, poriferas, coelenteratas, vermes, arthropodes..etc (from their body structure)
      Well, from the examples above we can see that there are many ways to classify organisms because they have some common thing between each other and eanble us to make a classification for them.. 😉

    • #24242
      MrMistery
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      Like vitor said, it depends. If you are classifing bacteria or plants the characteristics will be different. Also, the characteristics will vary along with the detail you are clasifying something in

    • #24277
      b_d_41501
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      I think it is impossible to classify organisms based only on characteristics. I think they should be grouped more by genetic code similarities than anything.

    • #24352
      MrMistery
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      Genetic material is one of the main characteristics 😉

    • #24366
      b_d_41501
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      I thought he meant only physical ones.

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