Domains of Life; Prokaryotic vs. Eukaryotic Cells

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I was just wondering if you could tell me what the Linnaen system of classification was. Did it simply divide the world into animals and plants?


Yes, the Linnaen system was really just "you're a plant or you're an animal." We certainly don't use this system for taxonomy anymore, but one remnant of the system that is still alive and well is the assignment of genus and species names to organisms, like Homo sapiens for human beings.

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