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Why do we classify organisms?  



The method of arranging organisms into groups or sets on the basis of similarities and differences is called classification.

The need to classify organisms arises because there are innumerable diverse species on this planet Earth ranging from a small microorganism (bacteria) to a large elephant. Therefore, we need a system to simplify our study of organisms present on the Earth and the name of that system is classification.


Classification of organisms is  necessary as:

  • Classification makes the study of a wide variety of organisms easy .
  • Classification is essential to understand the interrelationships among different groups of organisms.
  • Classification helps in the identification of various living organisms.

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