Definition of infraspecific in English:

infraspecific

Line breaks: infra|specif¦ic

adjective

Biology
  • 1At a taxonomic level below that of species, e.g. subspecies, variety, cultivar, or form. In botany, Latin names at this level usually require the addition of a term denoting the rank.
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    • The present work represents the first comprehensive treatment of Alnus maritima at the infraspecific level.
    • Several researchers recognize the strength and reproducibility of this method at the infraspecific level.
    • The known vascular flora of the Preserve consists of 538 specific and infraspecific taxa from 310 genera in 98 families.
  • 1.1Occurring within a species: infraspecific variation
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    • Thus we considered the number of lateral costae (five or six per shell flank) in S.7 spiriferformis to be within the infraspecific variation of Sinostricklandiella robusta.
    • Perhaps Furlow lacked the quantity of data needed to resolve the infraspecific variation that exists.
    • Phylogeny, cytology, ethnobotany, conservation biology, and infraspecific taxa are all reasons why a revision of the North American species of Apios was needed.

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