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Systematics is the classification of living organisms and the evolutionary relationships among them. Classic reference books for the identification of species such as Jepson use the concept of paired, mutually exclusive keys.  A key is a verbal statement that divides a set of objects into progressively smaller subsets until all possibilities but one have been eliminated.

Software to develop and use systematic keys is useful to groups studying all types of living organism, thus some of the software listed below works equally well for plants, animals, bacteria, and viruses.

Cistus villosus 'Lasca select'

IntKey & DELTA


Price No charge
Software requirements Windows 95/NT
Hardware requirements Not available
Description The DELTA format (DEscription Language for TAxonomy) is a flexible method for encoding taxonomic descriptions for computer processing. DELTA-format data can be used to produce natural-language descriptions, conventional and interactive keys, and cladistic and phenetic classifications.
Web site DELTA
Author M. J. Dallwitz
Location Canberra, Australia



Price no charge
Software requirements DOS
Hardware requirements 18 MB disk space
Description Database system for taxonomic and biodiversity research projects, such as floras or monographs. Compatible with DELTA
Web site Pandora
Author Richard Pankhurst
Sponsor Royal Botanic Garden Edinburgh
Demo full version available without charge

XID Authoring System


Price US$ 149.95
Software requirements Windows
Hardware requirements not available
Description System for creating your own key-based identification system.
Web site XID Services
Company XID Services
Location Pullman, WA, USA
Demo demo available for download via Internet

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Last reviewed October 31, 2004   


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