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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.
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chemotaxonomy

taxonomy based on chemical structure or composition such as lipids or DNA base composition.
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(35) The presence of those valuable flavonoids in Heracleum species definitely enriches their chemical diversity and provides evidence for chemotaxonomic studies of Heracleum species and the family Apiaceae as well.
However, to meet the minimum standards to describe any novel species of bacteria, many chemotaxonomic experiments need specialized equipments.
(2017) reported binaphthalene-tetrol (BNT) as sole chemotaxonomic marker detectable for this species.
From the above, it can be surmised that secondary metabolites are diverse and, in some cases, are unique to specific plant species and, as such, can be used as chemotaxonomic markers [15-18].
Thus, compound 3 could be considered as a specific chemotaxonomic marker for F.
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Chemotaxonomic studies, leaf micromorphology, and cytology are also needed and may help in phylogenetic elucidation of Plectranthus genus.
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(123) See generally Karl W Hillig & Paul G Mahlberg, "A Chemotaxonomic Analysis of Cannabinoid Variation in Cannabis (Cannabaceae)" (2004) 91:6 American J Botany 966 ("plants with relatively high levels of THC were...
Based on these various concepts, the classification or taxonomy includes the classification of monothetic, polithetic classification, chemotaxonomic classification, and molecular classification.