TaxaKey is a research project undertaken by some students of Msc. Bioinformatics at Department of Computer Science,JMI.
It is a tool developed as a project by this team to cope with pressing need of an intuitive character based taxonomic classification tool. It is based on the concept of identification cues which helps in identifying a given biological entity. It comprises of a taxonomy database consisting of data about all living forms and an intuitive web interface that act as digital key.
TaxaKey acts as a tool to search and identify different plants, Animals, Bacteria, Fungi, and Protozoa by entering their different characters in a succession. It may be regarded as a search engine in which whenever any plant character is entered it will sort all the matching organisms and classify them. TaxaKey has been made with the help of computer algorithms and it is a web-based tool.