001 Microbes, the little guys intro_Taxonomic classification systems

This is the first official podcast from thescientist, in the series; "Microbes, the little guys". In this episode we discuss the structure and information to expect from this podcast and also the taxonomic classification of life. The classification systems mentioned include the dichotomous Plant / Animal Linneas system, the 5 kingdom system by Whittaker and the widely adopted 3 Domain system by Carl Woese and George Fox.

The three domain system proposed by Woese et al. had its basis in molecular biology rather than purely visual or structural characteristics and compares the sequence of the ribosome to create and identify evolutionary relationships as well as act as a bar code for the identification of organisms.

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