numerical taxonomy


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numerical taxonomy

n.
The branch of taxonomy that uses mathematical methods to evaluate observable differences and similarities between taxonomic groups.

numer′ical taxon′omy


n.
classification of organisms by a comparison of large numbers of observable characteristics that are given equal value instead of being weighted according to possible evolutionary significance.
[1960–65]
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Numerical taxonomy is a method of evaluating the taxonomic character of an organism numerically or quantitatively on the basis of similarity and dissimilarity between units of taxonomic characters so that it can be classified according to the taxon correctly [29].
Out of the nine all except OPC-1, produced polymorphic bands and Numerical Taxonomy and Multivariate Analysis System (NTSYS) revealed 56% similarity among the selected species.
After having been classified, the data has been analyzed by using the scientific research model of Numerical Taxonomy Model.
Numerical taxonomy methods can be applied everywhere where it is possible to apply statistical methods i.
The committee strongly recommended that refresher courses, workshops, trainings and seminars should be arranged in the field of molecular entomology, biotechnology, numerical taxonomy, toxicology and acarology.
The Committee agreed to follow international standards and strongly recommended that refresher courses, workshops, trainings and seminars should be arranged in the field of molecular entomology, biotechnology, numerical taxonomy, toxicology and acarology.
ABSTRACT An improved and rapid biochemical identification of the culturable aerobic bacteria species associated with Galician oyster production was performed by the combination of numerical taxonomy and sequencing of 16S rRNA gene.
A pair-wise distance matrix between genotypes was the basis for cluster analysis by un-weighted pair-group mathematical average (UPGMA) using numerical taxonomy and multivariate analysis system (NTSYS) software, version 2.
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