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View Resource Tree of Life: Tardigrada

This Tree of Life web page features scientific information about Tardigrades, also known as water bears. The page includes the following Tardigrade resources: a diagram showing the external features of a Tardigrade, taxonomic classification, informative text, scientific references, and links to web pages with additional information. The Tree of Life Web Project (ToL) is a collaborative effort...

View Resource Phylogenetic Analysis of the Hyperthermophilic Pink Filament Community in Octopus Spring, Yellowstone National Park

This journal article reports the molecular phylogenetic approach used to analyze a microbial community associated with the 84 to 88 degrees C outflow from Octopus Spring. The authors perform techniques such as microscopy, DNA extraction and amplification, cloning and sequence analysis of 16S rRNA genes, phylogenetic analysis, and in situ hybridization to determine the limited phylogenetic...

View Resource Major Animal Phyla

This handout from the Biotechnology Alliance for Suncoast Biology Educators reviews the basic biology and classification of major inverebrate animal phyla for high school biology students. It requires live animal examples. Model animals include: upside down jellyfish, tubifex worm, aquatic snail, C. elegans, and cricket. Together with the accompanying Animal Phyla PowerPoint slideshow, this...

View Resource Domains & Kingdoms: Taxonomy of Cells

This activity, from Hagerstown Community College, uses compound microscopes to teach students about the classification of living things into kingdoms and domains. Students examine cells from specimens in the domains Bacteria and Eukarya, and kingdoms Plantae, Animalia, Fungi, and Protista, and then use their knowledge of these specimens to identify an unknown sample. The lesson includes...

View Resource Angiosperm Phylogeny Web site

From the Missouri Botanical Gardens, this Web site provides a classification of angiosperms that can be navigated either by phylogenic tree, Order, or Family. A detailed description of the classification system is provided by the author, along with literature references and links to other related Web sites. Descriptions of each Family and Order include synonyms and the geographic range in which...

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