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How many organisms have been identified by biologists?

  1. Jun 30, 2003 #1

    Greg Bernhardt

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    Aprox. how many organisms have been identified by biologists?
     
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  3. Jun 30, 2003 #2
    *removes his answer in the interest of fair play*
     
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  4. Jun 30, 2003 #3
    I found a website saying 1.4 million species have been named. However, since it's not my field, this is nothing but a website claim. And someone else has already answered.
     
  5. Jun 30, 2003 #4

    iansmith

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    1.4 million have been name
    best estimate is 10 million
    The estimate are 2 to 100 million

    it is hard to evaluated the number of species due to the lack of information. It is though that 99% of bacteria have not been identify!!!

    http://www.wri.org/wri/biodiv/b02-gbs.html
     
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  6. Jun 30, 2003 #5
    2- Flora and fauna
     
  7. Jun 30, 2003 #6
    1.7 million species
     
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  9. Jun 30, 2003 #8

    Greg Bernhardt

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    I realize this is a question that could yield a few answers, but Matt has correctly matched the answer I have which is 1.5 Million.

    Matt recieves 1 point! Next question will be posted tomorrow.
     
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