Entry from British & World English dictionary
noun (plural same)Biology
A species differing only in minor characteristics from others of its group, typically one of limited geographical range forming part of an aggregate species.
- Yes, subspecies can be included, however the inclusion of varieties and microspecies is a decision for the national IPA team.
- Moreover, some controversy exists about the use of microscopic or macroscopic constants to calculate the relative concentration of each microspecies.
- Mutations of these hybrids may have given rise to further microspecies stabilized by apomixis.
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