phenospecies (plural phenospecies)
- A species differentiated from others by its phenotype
- 2015 October 21, “Genotypic and Phenotypic Heterogeneity in Alicyclobacillus acidoterrestris : A Contribution to Species Characterization”, in PLOS ONE, DOI:10.1371/journal.pone.0141228:
- As reported above, the strains showed variable phenotypic traits, thus these results point out that bacterial species could exist as a genomovar (DNA group within the same species, i.e. strains showing a 70% DNA homology, with different phylogenetic traits but phenotypically indistinguishable) that cover different phenospecies dependent from environmental and physiological stimuli received.