Homo sapiens (HUMAN) | BCH-ORGA-SCBD-45743 | Organism | Biosafety Clearing-House

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Organism (ORGA)

published: 08 Jul 2008 last updated: 26 May 2015
Organism information
Homo sapiens
Kingdom Animalia
Phylum Chordata
Class Mammalia
Order Primates
Family Hominidae
Genus Homo
Species Homo sapiens
  • HUMAN
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Mammals
Domesticated
Characteristics related to biosafety
Most current genetic and archaeological evidence supports a recent single origin of modern humans in East Africa.
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Early human settlements were dependent on proximity to water and, depending on the lifestyle, other natural resources used for subsistence, such as populations of animal prey for hunting and arable land for growing crops and grazing livestock. But humans have a great capacity for altering their habitats by means of technology, through irrigation, urban planning, construction, transport, manufacturing goods, deforestation and desertification.
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Individuals are widespread in every continent except Antarctica.
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Additional Information
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Genetic element Donor organism(s) 12