plural noun[treated as singular]
The branch of biology that deals with classification and nomenclature; taxonomy.
- There he got his first taste of applying the tools of molecular biology to systematics and phylogenetic research.
- The two main methods for developing phylogenies in palaeontology are evolutionary systematics and phylogenetic systematics or cladism.
- The question remains, however, whether expertise in taxonomy and biological systematics will be available for the long term.
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