has developed a special taxonomic software program, allowing the
user to choose from different modes of identifying organisms up
to species level and to view and to compare images from an extended
picture database, comprising of thousands of micro-photographic
images that make up the complete Electronic Reference
Collection of a group. Both the identification keys and
reference collection are linked so that the user always has access
to the image collection of every species in order to verify the
results of the determination work.
Moreover, the software provides a detailed description
of the morphology of organism groups, as well as ecological, systematic
and distribution data of all species covered by the key.
key software is available on CD or DVD and may be installed on
any machines with Windows operating systems. The software can
be updated via Internet for free, so that the user always has
the latest knowledge without additional capital expenditure.
key software includes the following sub-applications:
The sub-application contains a Dichotomic
Key for identifying organisms up to genus or species level.
All features are documented by microphotographic images that can
be compared and distinguished.
The Query Key offers a multi-criteria
approach to identifying species or aggregating taxa closely resembling
one another in their morphological or ecological features. The
results can be transferred to the Gallery to arrange and to compare
images of the grouped species, according to the last Q-Key
The Gallery contains the digital
Reference Collection, comprising
thousands of high-quality microphotographic images. Each species
is well documented with a series of images that can be arranged
and compared in any number, order or size.
the Morphology sub-application, information
on the morphological characteristics of the respective group is
displayed. All structures relevant to identification are recorded
in a number of illustrations and labelled in detail.
The Ecology sub-application offers
information about habitat conditions, synonyms or geographical
This feature provides information on the project and the current
product, a description of the organism group, addresses of the
eutaxa email and website and a preview of other products.