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phenospecies

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pheno- +‎ species

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phenospecies (plural phenospecies)

  1. 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[1], 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.

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