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Flowering Plant Gateway

Flowering Plant Gateway

To quote the site, "Biological classification systems are multi-purpose constructs with 'internal' information content in that they chart patterns of affinity and phyletic relationship. Systematists make every effort to develop and refine these systems to insure that the relationships expressed are as close to evolutionary reality as possible. This function - the depiction of lineage relationships - allows the classification system to provide a structural framework that can be used to predict, extrapolate, and explore along paths of symmetry that reflect relative genetic/genomic affinity and distance. This process can be enhanced by 'fleshing out' the systematic framework of a classification system by adding 'layers' of data. The Flowering Plant Gateway is being developed to explore... Show More


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