Taxonomy and Systematic Botany

State Council of Educational Research and Training, Tamil Nadu (2020) Taxonomy and Systematic Botany. [Teaching/Learning Resource]

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Plants are the prime companions of human beings in this universe. Plants are the source of food, energy, shelter, clothing, drugs, beverages, oxygen and the aesthetic environment. Taxonomic activity of human is not restricted to living organisms alone. Human beings learn to identify, describe, name and classify food, clothes, books, games, vehicles and other objects that they come across in their life. Every human being thus is a taxonomist from the cradle to the grave. Taxonomy has witnessed various phases in its early history to the present day modernization. The need for knowledge on plants had been realized since human existence, a man started utilizing plants for food, shelter and as curative agent for ailments.

Item Type: Teaching/Learning Resource
Program: A publication under Free Textbook Programme of Government of Tamil Nadu
Learning outcomes: The learner will be able to, • Differentiate systematic botany from taxonomy. • Explain the ICN principles and to discuss the codes of nomenclature. • Compare the national and international herbaria. • Appreciate the role of morphology, anatomy, cytology, DNA sequencing in relation to Taxonomy, • Describe diagnostic features of families Fabaceae, Solanaceae and Liliaceae.
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Uncontrolled Keywords: Taxonomy; Botany
Subjects: Biology
Curriculam Level: 5. Senior Secondary
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Date Deposited: 11 Apr 2021 03:21
Last Modified: 22 Apr 2021 22:58

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