cytotaxonomy

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cytotaxonomy

(sī′tō-tăk-sŏn′ə-mē)
n.
The classification of organisms based on cellular structure and function, especially on the structure and number of chromosomes.

cy′to·tax′o·nom′ic (-tăk′sə-nŏm′ĭk) adj.
cy′to·tax·on′o·mist n.
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cytotaxonomy

a method of classification based on the characteristics of CHROMOSOMES. see TAXONOMY.
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Nuclear DNA content is characteristic of a species and comparisons of nuclear DNA amounts have proved to be useful in many cytotaxonomic, phylogenetic, and evolutionary studies (Bennett and Leitch, 1995).