numerical taxonomy


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taxonomy

 [tak-son´ah-me]
the orderly classification of organisms or lists into appropriate categories (taxa), with application of suitable and correct names. adj., adj taxonom´ic.
numerical taxonomy a method of classifying organisms solely on the basis of the number of shared phenotypic characters, each character usually being given equal weight; used primarily in bacteriology.

numerical taxonomy

n.
The branch of taxonomy that uses mathematical methods to evaluate observable differences and similarities between taxonomic groups.

numerical taxonomy

the study of the relationships between organisms by means of determining the number of characteristics they have in common. see TAXONOMY, CLASSIFICATION. See also CHARACTER INDEX.

taxonomy

the orderly classification of organisms into appropriate categories (taxa), with application of suitable and correct names.

numerical taxonomy
a method of classifying organisms solely on the basis of the number of shared phenotypic characters, each character usually being given equal weight; used primarily in bacteriology.
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Numerical taxonomy of Vibrios isolated from estuarine environments.
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