chemotaxonomy


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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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The species within the family are separated in two lineages: Hypoxyloideae and Xylarioideae, supported by anamorph type, chemotaxonomy and molecular data (Tang et al., 2009).
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