biovar

biovar

[bahy-uh-vahr]
noun Bacteriology.
a group of microorganisms, usually bacteria, that have identical genetic but different biochemical or physiological characters.

Origin:
bio- + var(iant); cf. cultivar

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biovar bi·o·var (bī'ō-vâr', -vār')
n.
A group of bacterial strains that are distinguishable from other strains of the same species on the basis of their physiological characteristics.

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