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Overall Classification of Microbes

  • What is Taxonomy?
    • Systematics or Phylogeny
      • Lineage and ancestry
      • Taxonomic hierarchy
  • History of Microbial Taxonomy
  • Modern Microbial Classification Criteria
    • Use of molecular techniques for classification by ribosomal RNA
    • Other physical, chemical, molecular and behavioral classification criteria.
  • Introduction to Three Domains of Life

Overall Classification of Microbes

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  • Intro 0:00
  • What is Taxonomy? 0:18
    • Science of Classifying Organisms
    • Universal Names Used by All Countries
    • Reference for Identifying Organisms
    • Binomial Nomenclature
  • Systematics or Phylogeny 2:11
    • Phylogeny
    • Like Reading a Family Tree
    • Root of the Tree
    • Moving Forward in Time
    • Clade
    • Ancestors and Lineage
  • Taxonomic Hierarchy 4:17
    • Genus and Species
    • Classification Changes
  • History of Microbial Taxonomy 4:51
    • Discovery of Microscope
    • Kingdoms Plantae and Animalia
    • Smallpox Vaccine
    • Bacteria and Fungi
    • Kingdom Portista
    • Prokaryotes Introduced as a New Kingdom
    • Definition of Prokaryote
    • Kingdom Fungi
    • Kingdom Prokaryote
    • Two Types of Prokaryotic Cells
  • Using Molecular Techniques to Classify 7:58
    • Classify Microbes
    • Three Domain System of Classification
  • Classification Criteria 9:29
    • Physiology
    • Ecology
    • Behavior
    • Morphology
    • Molecular Evidence (RNA)
  • Three Domains of Life 11:39
    • Eukaryotes
    • Prokaryotes
    • Archaea
  • Example 1 12:13
  • Example 2 13:15