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University of Toronto St. George
Ecology & Evolutionary Biology
James Eckenwalder

EEB330H1 S Systematic Botany - James Eckenwalder Lecture 1 January 15, 2013 http://courses.eeb.utoronto.ca/eeb330 Some lecture documents and all lab documents will be found here Term Tests: February 5, March 12, April 4 = each worth 16% and covers lectures and labs. First test is more terminology, second is more nomenclature problems. The third one are taxonomic problems. Taxonomic Review: March 21 = worth 16% Final Lab Report: April 4 = worth 16% Lab Participation: worth 20% • Every organism has to be taxonomic. • There are two ways to classify things: natural and artificial. Artificial classification is imposed on things that are classified and serves a given purpose. The criteria for this classification suits the purpose and doesn't necessarily have anything to do with the thing being classified. Natural classification comes from something inherent or naturally occurring to the organism. For example classifications of discovery. • For example, sounds can be classified as phonetic or in defined letters (phonemic). One is based on an arbitrary outside classification (phonetic) and the other is the intent at making those sounds (phonemic). • Natural classifications are emic and artificial classifications are also known as etic. • Artificial classifications are also special purpose classifications. Natural classifications have no particular purpose and is generally thought to be best as a general purpose classification. • This allows you to find out stuff you don't know already through the classification. What can you find out about an organism just by knowing some of its properties. • General purpose classifications are also predictive. • Most herbivorous insects are host specific and recognizes plants through chemical compounds. Most Swallowtail butterflies feed in the Rutaceae species of plants but can also feed on • Araliaceae plant because they share the same compound. • Artificial classifications are based on a sin
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