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sub·spe·cies

 (sŭb′spē′shēz, -sēz)
n. pl. subspecies
A taxonomic subdivision of a species consisting of an interbreeding, usually geographically isolated population of organisms.

sub′spe·cif′ic (-spĭ-sĭf′ĭk) adj.

subspecies

(ˈsʌbˌspiːʃiːz)
n, pl -cies
(Biology) biology a taxonomic group that is a subdivision of a species: usually occurs because of isolation within a species. Abbreviation: ssp
subspecific adj
ˌsubspeˈcifically adv

sub•spe•cies

(ˈsʌbˌspi ʃiz, sʌbˈspi-)

n., pl. -cies.
a subdivision of a species, esp. a geographical or ecological subdivision.
[1690–1700]
sub`spe•cif′ic (-spəˈsɪf ɪk) adj.

sub·spe·cies

(sŭb′spē′shēz, sŭb′spē′sēz)
A subdivision of a species of organisms, usually based on geographic distribution.
ThesaurusAntonymsRelated WordsSynonymsLegend:
Noun1.subspecies - (biology) a taxonomic group that is a division of a species; usually arises as a consequence of geographical isolation within a species
biological science, biology - the science that studies living organisms
taxon, taxonomic category, taxonomic group - animal or plant group having natural relations
Translations
SubspeziesUnterart

subspecies

[ˈsʌbˈspiːʃiːz] N (pl inv) → subespecie f

subspecies

[ˈsʌbˌspiːʃiːz] n pl invsottospecie f inv
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Subspecific differentiation in the Olympic salamander Rhyacotriton olympicus.
Wright's (1978) hierarchical analysis of F-statistics was used to partition the total variation into intrapopulation and interpopulation variation at the specific and subspecific levels.
musculus subspecific origin, typically inclusive of commonly utilized laboratory strains such as C57BL/6J and Balb/cJ, although the exact strain composition may vary (Figure 1).
perpallidus, although there remain some uncertainties about subspecific identity in this region of potential overlap between A.
Since subspecific taxonomy of the turkey vulture is based on poorly defined averages, the measurements of all three races were pooled (Kirk & Mossman 1998).
Subspecific distinction is based partly on pigmentation (size and number of vertical body bars) and meristic counts (lateral line scales, gill rakers, and dorsal fin spines and rays), both of which overlap considerably between the 2 subspecies (Caldwell, 1965).
Since the divergence between layi and the sequences from the Caucasus and Alborz overlaps the distances among the major lineages occupying Europe, Levant coast, Anatolia, and Western Iran, layi may suit as a subspecific name for European snow voles occupying the Zagros Mts.
The revised Trypanosoma cruzi subspecific nomenclature: rationale, epidemiological relevance and research applications.
Campbell et al., "The revised Trypanosoma cruzi subspecific nomenclature: rationale, epidemiological relevance and research applications," Infection, Genetics and Evolution, vol.
Subspecific variants or strains have been identified, and a review of the taxonomy of the genus Echinococcus (Thompson et al., 1995; Thompson, 2002) has been proposed.
We used bird banding to determine the subspecific identity and current breeding status of Common Yellowthroats at Santa Ana NWR.