chemotaxonomy(redirected from chemotaxonomically)
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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.
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chemotaxonomytaxonomy based on chemical structure or composition such as lipids or DNA base composition.
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