Artificial classification

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An artificial classification is one that sorts organisms into taxa using obvious, easily recognisable features without consideration of the phylogenetic or biological significance of the characters used, for instance the division of the [[fungi]] into "Fungi Perfecti" (sexually reproducing forms) and "Fungi Imperfecti" (asexual forms). Artificial classifications are likely to be based on [[analogous]] rather than [[homologous]] features.
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An artificial classification is one that sorts organisms into taxa using obvious, easily recognisable features without consideration of the phylogenetic or biological significance of the characters used, for instance the division of the [[fungi]] into "Fungi Perfecti" (sexually reproducing forms) and "Fungi Imperfecti" (asexual forms). Artificial classifications are likely to be based on [[analogous]] rather than [[Homology|homologous]] features.

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