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The new approach to taxonomy, variously called "The New Systematics", "Experimental Taxonomy", or “Biosystematics", is now a recognized branch of biology. The growth of this new approach during the past three decades has not only renewed interest in taxonomy among taxonomists, but has also demonstrated to the other disciplines of biological science the implications of taxonomic research to their work. The purpose of the present paper is to review briefly the methods and purposes of the biosystematists in the hope that study of this kind may be encouraged in the Southwest. In this region, problems of species that lend themselves to this type of investigation are practically untouched.

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