Microbiology: Principles and Explorations 9th Edition

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ISBN 10: 1-11874-316-4
ISBN 13: 978-1-11874-316-4

Chapter 9 - An Introduction to Taxonomy: The Bacteria - Self Quiz - Page 269: 3



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A dichotomous key is the most common type of key used by biologists to identify organisms based on their characteristics. It consists of a series of paired statements presented as either-or choices that describe characteristics of organisms. Each statement is followed by directions to go to another pair of statements until the name of the organism is identified.
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