Identification (biology)

Determination ( also Determination) is in biology, the assignment of an individual living organism ( plant, animal, fungal, or unicellular microorganism ) to a taxonomic unit ( taxon ), usually of Art This leads to a name in the scientific nomenclature ( for example, " Panthera leo " ), but sometimes succeeds the provision applies only to higher taxonomic level, such as the family or genus. Scientific determination is always performed on the basis of natural, hereditary characteristics, thus characterizing features described in the diagnosis of the taxon. These features may for example be based on the morphology, anatomy, physiology, or behavior the molecular characteristics. Rules are manually or computerized, performed using identification keys or using comparison specimens from natural history museums or private collections.