chemotaxonomist


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Related to chemotaxonomist: cytotaxonomy, molecular taxonomy

che·mo·tax·on·o·my

 (kē′mō-tăk-sŏn′ə-mē, kĕm′ō-)
n.
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.

chemotaxonomist

(kiːməʊtækˈsɒnəmɪst)
n
a specialist in the field of chemotaxonomy
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As a consequence, it is not uncommon for lichen chemotaxonomist to encounter chemical variants posing taxonomic problems at both species and subspecies levels, which may exist in multiple patterns, such as acid deficiency and chemosyndrome (Egan 1986).
The composition of the preen gland waxes of some marine birds: A word of caution for chemotaxonomists.