Organism vs Chemotaxonomy - What's the difference?

organism | chemotaxonomy |


As nouns the difference between organism and chemotaxonomy

is that organism is (biology) a discrete and complete living thing, such as animal, plant, fungus or microorganism while chemotaxonomy is (biochemistry|genetics) the classification or taxonomy of organisms based on differences and similarities in biochemistry, especially on differences in amino acid sequence in proteins that the organisms have in common.

Other Comparisons: What's the difference?

organism

English

Noun

(en noun)
  • (biology) A discrete and complete living thing, such as animal, plant, fungus or microorganism.
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  • (by extension) Any complex thing with properties normally associated with living things.
  • Hyponyms

    * See also

    Derived terms

    * free-living organism * organismal * organismic

    chemotaxonomy

    English

    Noun

  • (biochemistry, genetics) the classification or taxonomy of organisms based on differences and similarities in biochemistry, especially on differences in amino acid sequence in proteins that the organisms have in common