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chemotaxonomy

(kē′mō-tăk-sŏn′ə-mē, kĕm′ō-)
n.
The classification of organisms based on differences at the biochemical level, as in the amino acid sequences of common proteins.

che′mo·tax′o·nom′ic (-tăk′sə-nŏm′ĭk) adj.
che′mo·tax′o·nom′i·cal·ly adv.
che′mo·tax·on′o·mist n.

chemotaxonomy

taxonomy based on chemical structure or composition such as lipids or DNA base composition.
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He also ignored Lamarck's phytochemical differences, possibly because Linnaeus (1751) rejected chemotaxonomic characters, such as fragrance and taste.
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A bio systematic and chemotaxonomic study of the Bidens pilosa complex in North and Central America.
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The isolation of a prenyl coumarin of chemotaxonomic significance from Murraya paniculata var.
From a chemotaxonomic point of view, it has highlighted the presence of 5-methylcoumarins in the subtribe Mutisiinae [54, 55], in which it is included Chaptalia [9, 10].
Hydroxycinnamic derivatives and flavonoids in the genus Prunella (Lamiaceae): antioxidant activities and chemotaxonomic value.