alpha taxonomy


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alpha taxonomy

that level of TAXONOMY concerned with the characterization and naming of a species. See also BETA TAXONOMY.
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It also seeks to counter-balance poorly supported alpha taxonomy in an academic climate polluted by fund-holders who base evaluation on bibliometry rather than on the contents and effectiveness of works.
This study represented the first alpha taxonomy, the first confirmed life cycle, and the first molecular sequence data for the genus in Alabama.
His work has focused on development, morphology, systematics, phylogenetics, alpha taxonomy and nomenclature, biogeography, paleobotany, pollination biology, genomics, natural products, ontology, DNA barcoding, botanical history, and he has contributed to floras, regional checklists, and has been an author or coauthor on dozens of new species.