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Taxon

Definition

noun, plural: taxa

(taxonomy)

(1) Any group or rank in a biological classification into which related organisms are classified.

(2) A taxonomic unit in the biological system of classification of organisms, for example: a phylum, order, family, genus, or species.


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Word origin: New Latin, back formation from taxonomy.

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... where did you get such bullshit that BL recognize only fungi, plants and animals. You probably never heard of the domains http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id14772/ 3) Please tell them that eventually I will add a much shorter list of botanical exceptions and would appreciate their reporting on additional ...

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by JackBean
Mon Mar 03, 2014 1:11 pm
 
Forum: Molecular Biology
Topic: Newbie question about the first life
Replies: 14
Views: 10511

Why would the identical amino acids region of certain specie

... primers to the region which is the same in all species and then the primers will give signal from all species. You can use it for detection of one taxon, say you will want to know whether Klebsiella bacteria are present in your sample. Than you will use some primers which amplify some specific ...

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by JackBean
Mon Feb 18, 2013 3:51 pm
 
Forum: Genetics
Topic: Why would the identical amino acids region of certain specie
Replies: 2
Views: 2855

Need help IDing a lizard

Based on first picture I was about to guess rather something from Urodela http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id305/ but on the second picture it really looks like some lizard. Maybe from the family Lacertidae http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id354/ ?

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by JackBean
Mon Jul 23, 2012 10:53 am
 
Forum: Zoology Discussion
Topic: Need help IDing a lizard
Replies: 3
Views: 3017

Do Plants exist who have an effect on human fertility?

Sure, I bet if you eat Herb-paris ( http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id41928/ ), you won't be fertile anymore :lol: Anyway, why should it be pollen?

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by JackBean
Tue May 15, 2012 7:14 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Do Plants exist who have an effect on human fertility?
Replies: 3
Views: 1911

Need help identifying a few plants from Plitvice (Croatia)

1. probably something from Brasiccaceae http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id3247/ 2. some anemone http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id38355/ ? 4. probably some buttercup http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id38386/ 10. legumes http://www.biolib.cz/en/taxon/id3273/

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by JackBean
Wed May 02, 2012 11:23 am
 
Forum: Botany Discussion
Topic: Need help identifying a few plants from Plitvice (Croatia)
Replies: 1
Views: 1311
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