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research topic > natural science > biology > genetics > operational taxonomic unit

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operational taxonomic unit  


  • [Henderson's] (1) any group of living organisms, e.g. genus or species, designated by numerical taxo­nomy; (2) any object that can be used as the unit to be ranked in a phylogenetic tree, e.g. a species, protein sequence or DNA sequence.

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  • OTU

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  • MS Academic Keyword


  • 0000-0003-2195-3997


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