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  • We all know that there are abundant of living organisms present on the earth. Many organisms are not identical to each other.
  • This variety of living beings present on the earth is called as a Biodiversity.
  • Biologist have identified and classified more than 1.7 million species of organisms on this earth. Most of these species are found in the tropical regions of the world.
  • There is a separate branch of Biology called Taxonomy which identifies, names and classifies different organisms present on the earth.
  • Carolus Linnaeus is known as the Father of the Modern Taxonomy.

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Introduction of Diversity in Living Organisms:

Look at your surroundings; you can see humans, birds, dogs, cockroaches, mouse, etc. We live in a diverse environment!

This diverse environment can be studied only if it is classified in a proper manner.

In this chapter, we will see how are these diverse organisms classified and how and who started classifying them on a different basis. The standard classification is discussed further and it really helps in understanding every species.

We will be focusing on the general characteristics in this chapter.

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