tree-logo.gif (7741 bytes) Plant Taxonomy (BIOL308)  -  Stephen G. Saupe, Ph.D.; Biology Department, College of St. Benedict/St. John's University, Collegeville, MN 56321;;

Plant Taxonomy or Systematics?

   For each of the following, indicate whether it is a definition for "taxonomy" or "systematics."

  1. study of plant classification

  2. science of organismal diversity

  3. science of documenting biodiversity

  4. process of naming, describing, classifying and identifying species

  5. study of the diversity and history of organisms and their evolutionary relationships

  6. analysis of the historical thread that binds life together (Simpson & Cracraft, 1995)

  7. science of discovering, documenting, organizing, and understanding the evolution of the Earth's biota (Keogh, 1995)

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