cytotaxonomy


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cytotaxonomy

(sī′tō-tăk-sŏn′ə-mē)
n.
The classification of organisms based on cellular structure and function, especially on the structure and number of chromosomes.

cy′to·tax′o·nom′ic (-tăk′sə-nŏm′ĭk) adj.
cy′to·tax·on′o·mist n.

cytotaxonomy

a method of classification based on the characteristics of CHROMOSOMES. see TAXONOMY.

cytotaxonomy

study of the relationships between and the classification of organisms.
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Both cytotaxonomy and zymotaxonomy, together with more basic morphological methods, have proved so successful for the identification of mosquitoes and the interpretation of vector population genetics that there is seldom any perceived need for more elaborate and expensive biochemical or molecular techniques.
Fortunately, the basic expense are not disproportionately greater for cytotaxonomy, which requires only a few chemicals and couple of good microscopes, or for zymotaxonomy, which needs less capital investment for equipment but rather more recurring expenses for chemicals.
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Our data revealed high karyotype differentiation in Dinoponera and indicate that chromosome number and morphology can be suitable for the cytotaxonomy of this genus.