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Losing linnaeus

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Science Middle School

DNA Changes the Linnaean Classification System

The naming of every living thing has it's place because of a Swedish biologist. This public radio story is about the system we use to organize life called Linnean system, named after Swedish botanist Carl Linnaeus. But now new DNA technology is changing the way to think about the classification system.

Life Science Plants Ecosystems Ecology

Story Length: 6:59

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Living on Earth

AIR DATE: 08/17/2007

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