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systematist

(sĭs′tə-mə-tĭst, sĭ-stĕm′ə-)
n.
1. A taxonomist.
2. One who adheres to or formulates a system or systems.
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Classification of these families and their constituent genera has been one of the most troublesome problems for systematists (for an overview of the controversies, see J.
It should be admitted and is by the systematists that the dried specimen is a first order abstraction which leaves out many characteristics of individual growing plants and varies in value greatly, for example, with the size of the plant concerned.
Many systematists believe that most and perhaps nearly all of the remaining 90 percent can be discovered, diagnosed, and named in as little as one-10th that time--about 25 years.
Few mollusk or crayfish biologists are systematists and taxonomists, making it very difficult to know if our inventories of understudied groups reflect natural diversity.
This key has proven to be unusable by many asilid systematists.
Museum scientists and educators conduct these seminars, which engage learners in the inquiry processes used by biologists and systematists as they identify, study, describe and classify species.
Furthermore, controversies over classification among rival systems and systematists emerged as battlegrounds that involved broader and more important issues, such as Richard Owen's attack on British followers of Jean-Baptiste Lamarck's evolutionary theory.
Owing to the difficulty of use of this literature by nonspecialists, systematists often synthesize the original literature into a form that is more readily applied.
It may be helpful to know that most contemporary systematists limit membership in the kingdom of animals to organisms that are multicellular.
For three days in May 1994, marine ecologists, molecular biologists, systematists, oceanographers, population biologists, and microbiologists - a disciplinary variety that more than reflected the breadth of views that were to be voiced - joined the NRC Committee on Biological Diversity in Marine Systems and federal agency representatives at the National Academy of Sciences meeting center in Irvine, CA.
We hope this review might raise awareness of orbicules and inspire a new generation of molecular biologists, palynologists, and systematists alike to explore the potential of orbicules in their own field of research.
By the 1990s, DNA sequencing had become feasible for systematists, such that it replaced restriction site analysis as the method of choice.