alpha taxonomy


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alpha taxonomy

[′al·fə tak·′sän·ə·mē]
(systematics)
The level of taxonomic study concerned with characterizing and naming species.
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This study represented the first alpha taxonomy, the first confirmed life cycle, and the first molecular sequence data for the genus in Alabama.
His work has focused on development, morphology, systematics, phylogenetics, alpha taxonomy and nomenclature, biogeography, paleobotany, pollination biology, genomics, natural products, ontology, DNA barcoding, botanical history, and he has contributed to floras, regional checklists, and has been an author or coauthor on dozens of new species.