Prokaryote Characterization and Identification

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Systematics can be defined as the scientific study of organisms with the ultimate goal to characterize and arrange organisms in an orderly manner. Systematics also might be defined as “the study of organismal diversity and interrelationships.” As pointed out already by Cowan (1968), systematics includes taxonomy and aspects of ecology, biochemistry, microscopy, pathology, genetics, and molecular biology.


Polar Lipid Mycolic Acid Average Nucleotide Identity Polar Lipid Profile Multilocus Sequence Analysis 
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