Organization of Diversity

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It is a common human desire to organize the world around us. No where is this more evident than in our quest to understand and clarify relationships between living organisms. Systematics is the study of the evolutionary patterns of biological diversity. It includes the classification and identification of species, the identification and understanding of their relationships, and the study of the development of species and their relationships over time. It embraces two major areas of biology:
Taxonomy and Phylogeny

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