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Plant Systematics and Taxonomy

Plant Systematics and Taxonomy

The scientific study of plants and their evolutionary history is known as systematics.  Classification of plant and hierarchical organisation are the foundations of systematics but its main purpose is to reconstruct the evolution of plant life. It uses anatomical, morphological, embryological, chromosomal and chemical data to classify plants into taxonomic categories. The primary goal of systematics is to determine phylogeny, or the evolutionary history of a certain group.

  • Cladistics
  • Phenetics
  • Phyletics

The word "taxonomy" is derived from two Greek words: "taxis," which means "arrangement," and "nomos," which means "laws." Plant taxonomy is a discipline of botany concerned with identification (determine the unknown species' traits and compare them to those of recognised species), characterisation (describe all the characteristics of the newly identified species), classification (dividing and classifying known species into various groups or taxa based on their similarities and differences), and nomenclature (according to convention, assigning the scientific name) of plants based on their similarities and differences. Plant taxonomy is the science of classifying plants according to a set of rules.

  • Artificial systems
  • Natural systems
  • Phylogenetic systems
Committee Members
Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2023 - Mohammad Babadoost

Mohammad Babadoost

University Of Illinois, United States
Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2023 - Carlos Ruiz Garvia

Carlos Ruiz Garvia

Project Manager UNFCCC Global Innovation Hub, Germany
Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2023 - Wipa Tangkananond

Wipa Tangkananond

Thammasat University Research Unit in Medicinal Chemistry, Thailand
2023 Speakers Speakers
Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2023 - Jayeni Hiti Bandaralage

Jayeni Hiti Bandaralage

Queensland Alliance for Agriculture and Food Innovation, Australia
Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2023 - Gabriela Calvo

Gabriela Calvo

INTA, Argentina
Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2023 - Tiziana M Sirangelo

Tiziana M Sirangelo

Council for Agricultural Research and Economy Analysis, Italy
Speaker at PLANT BIOLOGY AND BIOTECHNOLOGY 2023 - Vijayan Gurumurthy Iyer

Vijayan Gurumurthy Iyer

Techno-Economic-Environmental Study and Check Consultancy Services, India

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