. State the merits of Whittaker s method of classification
Following are the merits of Whittaker's method of classification:
- It is a highly segregated system.
- It categorizes unicellular and multicellular separately. Example: Prokaryotes are unicellular organisms placed under Kingdom Monera.
- On the basis of nutrition both, Autotrophic and Heterophic are placed in separate groups.
Hence, the merits of Whittaker's method of classification is largely that it is a highly categorized system compared to any other system.
It segregates organisms on the basis of cellularity, mode of nutrition, etc.