Glossary Term: Chemotaxonomic

(Chemotaxonomy, Chemosystematics)

1. Chemotaxonomy (from chemistry and taxonomy), also called chemosystematics, is the attempt to classify and identify organisms (originally plants), according to demonstrable differences and similarities in their biochemical compositions. The compounds studied in most of the cases are mostly proteins, amino acids, and peptides. Examples of chemotaxonomic markers are phospholipid-derived fatty acids and enzymes.

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