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    • Keywords

       

      Monothetic divisive classificatory system; polythetic agglomerative classificatory system; polythetic divisive method; attributes; entities; numerical taxonomy

    • Abstract

       

      A new approach for differentiating between different groups of individuals on the basis of statistical evaluation of pairs of attributes (each member belonging to different group) is proposed. The “polythetic divisive ” classificatory method is employed. The methods discussed may prove helpful in establishing precise interspecific variations as also the variability amongst various higher taxa in cestode taxonomy thus contributing a support in the direction of revision attempts of future workers.

    • Author Affiliations

       

      Sandeep K Malhotra1 Subhasini Dixit2 V N Capoor2

      1. Department of Zoology, University of Garhwal, Pauri Campus, Pauri, (Garhwal) - 246 001, India
      2. Department of Zoology, University of Allahabad, Allahabad, U.P. - 211 002, India
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