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How to Use a Dichotomous Key
How to use a dichotomous key
by Maarten Labrie
A dichotomous key is a key that is used to classify a organism
Use the table below for the example. So for example if we used the tree below we might classify a human like this:
It doesn't use photosynthisis so you would follow the "NO line".
But it is multicellular so you would follow the "YES line".
A humans cells have a nucleus so you would follow the "YES line".
Humans are not protists so you would follow the "NO line".
Now at the end we've got the name of our organism "
" also known as the human.
Heres the table:
Now i hope you under stand what a dichotomous key is and how it is used.
PS. this isn't how they really classify organisms
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