Biological nomenclature and classification applied to information retrieval
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Biological nomenclature and classification applied to information retrieval (papers presented to the) Aslib Biological and Agricultural Sciences Group meeting, London, 11 and 12 November, 1980.

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Published by Aslib in London .
Written in English


  • Biology -- Classification -- Congresses.,
  • Biology -- Nomenclature -- Congresses.,
  • Information retrieval -- Congresses.,
  • Information storage and retrieval systems -- Biology -- Congresses.

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SeriesAslib proceedings -- v. 33, no. 4
ContributionsAslib. Biological and Agricultural Sciences Group.
The Physical Object
Paginationp. 121-192 ;
Number of Pages192
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Open LibraryOL19391256M

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Biologists all over the world follow a set of principles for the scientific nomenclature of organisms. There are two parts in the name of an organism: Generic name and specific epithet. This two-part system of biological nomenclature is known as. Binomial Nomenclature. This system of nomenclature was given by Carl Linnaeus. Figure 1. The taxonomic classification system uses a hierarchical model to organize living organisms into increasingly specific categories. The common dog, Canis lupus familiaris, is a subspecies of Canis lupus, which also includes the wolf and dingo.(credit “dog”: modification of work by Janneke Vreugdenhil). Future-proofing biological nomenclature. George M. Garrity, Bergey’s Manual Trust and Department of Microbiology and Molecular Genetics, Michigan State University, East Lansing, MI [email protected] Catherine Lyons, Explicatrix llc, Stirling, NJ [email protected] To most biologists, it seems inconceivable that the simple act of naming a biological entity has any more significance. David L. Hawksworth, in Encyclopedia of Biodiversity, VI. The Draft Biocode. The need for a more unified approach to biological nomenclature has long been recognized, and this has been of particular concern to the International Union of Biological Sciences. Concerted action to address the problem emerged from a symposium held during the International Congress of Systematic and.

The nested levels in a classification of organisms are usually not only named but also ranked, that is, a set of hierarchical terms like genus, family, and class, are applied to reflect the. Nomenclature codes or codes of nomenclature are the various rulebooks that govern biological taxonomic nomenclature, each in their own broad field of an end-user who only deals with names of species, with some awareness that species are assignable to families, it may not be noticeable that there is more than one code, but beyond this basic level these are rather different in the. homonyms and facilitate the retrieval of nomenclatural information. Advantages of Phylogenetic Nomenclature. Phylogenetic nomenclature has several advantages over the traditional system. In the case of clade names, it eliminates a major source of instability under the rank-based codes—name changes due solely to shifts in rank.   In addition to being a valuable tool for biological classification, Linnaeus's system is also useful for scientific naming. The two main features of this taxonomy system, binomial nomenclature and categorical classification, make it convenient and effective. Binomial Nomenclature.