Help please!!!!! (taxonomy)

Heikki LehvŠslaiho Heikki.Lehvaslaiho at csc.fi
Mon Jan 8 04:23:00 EST 1996


>My friend needs the scientific classifications of these organisms:
>
>ticks
>bamboo
>pandorina
>fusarium
>pseudomonas
>
>He needs the complete classifications, from kingdom to species.  It is
>rather last minute and will be very much appreciated.  Sorry for the
>inconvenience.


Taxonomy is a rather controversial science. Moreover, not all everything 
is available in net. There are three good ways of finding taxonomical 
information.

1. Tree of Life
===============
http://phylogeny.arizona.edu/

A very good idea but needs a lot more work to cover more taxons.

2. NCBI Taxonomy Browser
========================
http://www3.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/Taxonomy/Taxonomy/taxonomyhome.html

The fastest way of finding the complete, hierarcial taxonomy. This 
taxonomy is from molecular biologists point of view. Classical 
taxonomists no doubt disagree in many cases.

SRS (Sequence Retireval System)
===============================
http://cypress.csc.fi:8001/srs/srsc

SRS is the most powerful tool for browsing sequence databases. There are 
more than 15 servers world wide. SRS is developed st EMBL 
(http://www.embl-heidelberg.de:80/srs/srsc). If you check my server (or 
any other European servers), you will notice that the wording of the 
taxon hierarchy differs slightly in the European sequence database EMBL 
from that in US (GenBank).

All the best,

              -Heikki


Here are the  classifications I found :

ticks
=====
http://www3.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/htbin-post/Taxonomy/wgetorg?id=6935&lvl=3

Eukaryotae; mitochondrial eukaryotes; Metazoa; Arthropoda; 
Chelicerata; Arachnida; Acari; Parasitiformes, 
Argasidae (soft ticks) | xodidae (hard ticks) 

bamboo, Bambusa sp.
===================
http://www3.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/htbin-post/Taxonomy/wgetorg?id=4581&lvl=0

Eukaryotae; mitochondrial eukaryotes; Viridiplantae;
       Charophyta/Embryophyta group; Embryophyta; Magnoliophyta;
       Liliopsida; Poales; Poaceae 


pandorina
=========
http://www3.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/htbin-post/Taxonomy/wgetorg?id=33098&lvl=0

Eukaryotae; mitochondrial eukaryotes; Viridiplantae; Chlorophyta;
       Chlorophyceae; Volvocales; Volvocaceae 


Fusarium sp.
============
http://www3.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/htbin-post/Taxonomy/wgetorg?id=5506&lvl=0

Eukaryotae; mitochondrial eukaryotes; Eumycota; Ascomycota;
Euascomycetes; Pyrenomycetes; Hypocreales; Hypocreaceae; mitosporic
Hypocreaceae 

OC   Eukaryota; Plantae; Thallobionta; Eumycota; Ascomycotina;
OC   Pyrenomycetes; Hypocreales; Hypocreaceae.

Pseudomonas sp.
===============
http://www3.ncbi.nlm.nih.gov/htbin-post/Taxonomy/wgetorg?id=286&lvl=0

Eubacteria; Proteobacteria; gamma subdivision

OC   Prokaryota; Bacteria; Gracilicutes; Scotobacteria;
OC   Aerobic rods and cocci; Pseudomonadaceae.



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