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The classification of organisms based on cellular structure and function, especially on the structure and number of chromosomes.

cy′to·tax′o·nom′ic (-tăk′sə-nŏm′ĭk) adj.
cy′to·tax·on′o·mist n.
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(Biology) classification of organisms based on cell structure, esp the number, shape, etc, of the chromosomes
ˌcytoˌtaxoˈnomic adj
ˌcytotaxˈonomist n
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(ˌsaɪ toʊ tækˈsɒn ə mi)

classification of organisms on the basis of cellular structure, particularly chromosome structure.
cy`to•tax`o•nom′ic (-səˈnɒm ɪk) adj.
cy`to•tax`o•nom′i•cal•ly, adv.
cy`to•tax•on′o•mist, n.
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the area of taxonomy that uses cytological structures, as chromosomes, in classifying organisms.
See also: Classification
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This scenario reveals unique evolutionary and recombination pathways in each taxon, thus generating cytotaxonomic markers, even among species with apparent similar karyotypes (Kubat et al.
Thus, this work describes the heterochromatic pattern of all species of the Maculata subcomplex, with cytotaxonomic focus.
(1984) Cytotaxonomic studies on the genus Allium in European Turkey and Istanbul II, section Codonoprasum.
These larvae were bisected and preserved for molecular and cytotaxonomic analyses.
Karyotypic survey, geographic distribution of cytotypes and cytotaxonomic considerations.Chromosome Research, 8: 603-613.
Cytotaxonomic studies of Eastern Mediterranean Vicia species (Leguminosae).
This pattern indicates that these chromosomal regions as poor cytotaxonomic markers, differing from other Atlantic fishes in which the identification of ribosomal cistrons has proved to be efficient to distinguish apparently homogeneous karyotypes, as in Lutjanidae [40], Serranidae [41], and Gerreidae [42] or even population units [43, 44].
2004) and are useful for addressing a variety of evolutionary, genetic and cytotaxonomic questions about animals (Kirpichnikov 1981; McGregor 1993).