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  • Dichotomous Key – a tool used by scientists, or anyone, that allows the identification of items in the natural world, such as plants or animals. They consist of a series of yes or no questions that will lead the user to the correct name of a given item. Generally, a key will lead to a species identification.
  • Species – a group of organisms that are similar in anatomy and physiology and have the ability to reproduce.

 

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