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 (kē′mō-tăk-sŏn′ə-mē, kĕm′ō-)
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.


the taxonomy of species of organisms based on biochemical characteristics


(ˌki moʊ tækˈsɒn ə mi, ˌkɛm oʊ-)

the classification of organisms by comparative analysis of their biochemical composition.
che`mo•tax`o•nom′ic (-səˈnɒm ɪk) adj.
che`mo•tax`o•nom′i•cal•ly, adv.
che`mo•tax•on′o•mist, n.
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Danish scientists have examined the potential of polyketide pigments produced from chemotaxonomically selected non-toxigenic fungal strains, such as Penicillium and Epicoccum, to serve as food colorants.
As many taxonomically related plants may contain structurally similar compounds [5], it could be useful to investigate also the composition of essential oils of other species of the Asteraceae family, morphologically and chemotaxonomically similar to the genus Chamomilla, such as Anthemis tinctoria L.
Structurally they are cyclopentano[c]pyran monoterpenoids and biogenetically and chemotaxonomically they provide a structural link between terpenes and alkaloids (Bruneton, 1995).