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Systematics and Taxonomy

The "Nuts and Bolts" of Taxonomy and Classification

Presents an introduction to taxonomy and organism classification, the role of taxonomy, the rules involved, and the Linnaean Hierarchy.

Classification of Living Things

Serves as a primer on the principles of taxonomy, focusing on human classification categories.

Consortium for the Barcode of Life (CBOL)

Global initiative established to develop DNA barcoding as a standard for the identification of biological species.

Integrated Taxonomic Information System (ITIS)

Online source for authoritative taxonomic information for all organisms including plants, animals, fungi, and microbes.


Comprehensive and collaborative catalog of names of all known or identified living organisms.

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