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Taxonomy

Taxonomy Definition The term "taxonomy" was developed from two Greek words, "taxis," meaning arrangement, and "nomia,"... Read More

Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy (2nd Edition)

 Microbiology with Diseases by Taxonomy (2nd Edition)      ... Read More

Chemical taxonomy

Chemical taxonomy (Science: procedure) An approach to the classification of organisms based on the distribution of natural... Read More

Numerical taxonomy

Definition noun (1) A type of taxonomy using numerical similarity values, e.g. cluster analysis, to rank organisms into... Read More

Generic name

Definition noun, plural: generic names (taxonomy) The first name of a binomen (pharmacology) A misnomer for nonproprietary... Read More

Red algae

The red algae belong to the phylum Rhodophyta which literally was derived from the Greek word ῥόδον (rhodon), meaning... Read More

Brown algae

Brown algae are algal species characterized by being multicellular and having brown or greenish brown color. The color is... Read More

Phylogeny

Phylogeny refers to the evolutionary history of the development of a species or of a taxonomic group of organisms. The... Read More

Binomial nomenclature

Binomial Nomenclature Definition Binomial nomenclature is a binomial system of naming a species. A binomial name is... Read More

Chemotaxonomy

A type of taxonomy that classifies organisms in relation to their chemical... Read More

Systematics

Definition noun The branch of biology that deals with the (study of) classification systems and nomenclature of... Read More

Chlorophyta

Chlorophyta is a taxonomic group (a phylum) comprised of green algae that live in marine habitats. Some of them are found in... Read More

Paraphyletic

Definition adjective A biological taxonomy that pertains to a certain group of organisms does include some but not all of... Read More

Angiosperm

Angiosperms Definition What is an angiosperm? An angiosperm is a plant that produces flowers. The angiosperms, also... Read More

Algae

Algae are photosynthetic organisms that possess photosynthetic pigments such as chlorophyll. However, they lack true roots,... Read More

Dinoflagellate

A dinoflagellate is a flagellate algae characterized by their two flagella of unequal length. One of the flagella is lying... Read More

Protist

Protist Definition What is a protist? All protists are eukaryotes, i.e. organisms with the nucleus. However, they are... Read More

Living things

Living Things Definition A living things pertains to any organism or a life form that possesses or shows the... Read More

Protista

Definition noun A taxonomic kingdom in old system of classification (i.e. five kingdom scheme), comprised of species... Read More

Golden algae

In phycology, the golden algae are algal species that are found mostly in freshwater. They are also called the chrysophytes.... Read More

Botanical nomenclature

Definition noun The systematic or scientific naming of plant species Supplement Botanical nomenclature is the systematic or... Read More

Phycology

Definition noun The scientific study of algae or seaweeds Supplement Phycology is a branch of biology that is concerned with... Read More

Superclass

Definition noun, plural: superclasses (taxonomy) A taxon rank subordinate to a phylum (or a subphylum) and superior to a... Read More

Euglenophyta

Definition noun (phycology) In old taxonomic classification, a phylum of the Kingdom Protista and comprised of the... Read More

Species

Species Definition (1) (taxonomy) The lowest taxonomic rank, and the most basic unit or category of biological... Read More

Genus

A genus is a taxonomic category ranking used in biological classification that is below family and above species. Species... Read More

System

A system pertains to interdependent or interrelated objects comprising and functioning as a whole. In biology, it may refer... Read More

Chrysophyta

Definition noun (phycology) A phylum comprised of chrysophytes (golden algae), xanthophytes (yellow-green algae), and... Read More

Charophyta

Charophyta is a taxonomic group (a phylum) comprised of green algae that live predominantly in freshwater habitats. Members... Read More

Aquatic Entomology: The Fishermen’s Guide and Ecologists’ Illustrated Guide to Insects and Their Relatives

Aquatic Entomology: The Fishermen's Guide and Ecologists' Illustrated Guide to Insects and Their Relatives   ... Read More

Mammalogy

Definition noun A branch of biology that is concerned with the study of mammals Supplement In biology, mammalogy is a branch... Read More

Cyanobacteria

Cyanobacteria is a phylum comprised of photosynthetic bacteria that live in aquatic habitats and moist soils. Others are... Read More

Systema Naturae

Definition noun A book of binomial nomenclature introduced by a Swedish botanist, zoologist and physician Carolous Linnaeus... Read More

Crus

Definition noun, plural: crura (anatomy) Lower leg; a bodily part likened to a leg or pair of legs (taxonomy) A subgenus of... Read More

Subclass

Definition noun, plural: subclasses (taxonomy) A taxonomic rank that is subordinate to a class (and superior to an... Read More

Specific epithet

Definition noun, plural: specific epithets The second part of the binomial name of a particular species Supplement In... Read More

Phylogenetics

Definition noun (1) The study of phylogeny (2) The study of evolutionary relatedness among various groups of organisms... Read More

Polyphyletic

Definition adjective Taxonomic groups that have similar character states that descends from one or more ancestral... Read More

Suborder

Definition noun, plural: suborders (taxonomy) A taxonomic category of one or more families of related organisms, and ranks... Read More

Animal

Animal Definition An animal (plural: animals) refers to any of the eukaryotic multicellular organisms of the biological... Read More