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n. (used with a sing. verb)
A phenetic system of taxonomic classification.

phe·net′i·cist (-ĭ-sĭst) n.


(Biology) (functioning as singular) biology a system of classification based on similarities between organisms without regard to their evolutionary relationships
[C20: from phen(otype) + (gen)etics]
pheˈnetic adj


(fɪˈnɛt ɪks)

n. (used with a sing. v.)
classification of organisms based on phenetic methodology.
phe•net′i•cist (-ə sɪst) n.
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Investigation of species boundaries in this group used data from morphological phenetics from a field plots in Peru (Huaman & Spooner, 2002) and the Saint Petersburg Region, Russia (Gavrilenko et al, 2010), nuclear microsatellites (Raker & Spooner, 2002; Ghislain et al.
2010) used phenetic analysis of morphological data from an experimental field in the Saint Petersburg Region of Russia and 19 nuclear microsatellites, to study 238 landraces of all cultivated species from the VIR germplasm collection.
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Phenetic characters comprise those responsible for appearance and are selected without regard to evolutionary history.
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