NEET (NTA)-National Eligibility cum Entrance Test (Medical) Biology Diversity in Living World-What Is Living? Revision (Page 4 of 7)

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Taxonomic Categories

  • Taxonomic categories means plants group having natural relations.
  • Taxonomic categories are also called as rank.
  • The study of taxonomy has seven taxonomic categories – Kingdom, phylum, class, order, family, genus and species.
Knowing the order of taxonomic categories

Knowing the Order of Taxonomic Categories

Correct Taxonomic categories order

  • There are 7 main taxonomic categories. They are obligate categories i. e. they are strictly used at the time of any plant classification.
  • There are some extra categories, like sub div

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History of Taxonomy – Part 2

(5) George Bentham (1800 - 1884) and Joseph Dalton Hooker (1817 - 1911) : -

  • Both Bentham and Hooker were related to Royal botanical garden.

  • Scientists working in botanical garden are known as curator.

  • They wrote the book “Genera plantarum” (1862 - 1883).

    • In this book, Bentham and Hooker gave the biggest and natural classification of spermatophyte i. e. plants with seeds.

    • In Genera plantarum, there is description of 202 families. In it basically the description of pla

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