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Radish is a Java library containing functionality for looking up the supertaxa of a given taxon.

Documentation is forthcoming. The high-level functionality may be ascertained by looking at the class

Services Used

Current Radish uses uBio to determine taxonomic hierarchies. Thus, using Radish requires a uBio keycode.

Others services may be added at a later date.


The English word "radish" is derived from Latin "radicem" (nominative: "radix"), meaning "root". (This is also where the word "radical" comes from.) The idea of the Radish library is that by "grabbing a leaf" (i.e., selecting a smaller taxon), you can "pull up the root" (i.e., extract that taxon's hierarchy of supertaxa, up to the root of all life).